Chair Drill – To Eliminate Chicken Wing

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  1. DennisStephens, 2 months ago

    Paul, I do not understand what path the club is on? Is the club to be pointed at a particular spot on the chair at the end on the stretch of the arms? Help

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago


      The chair is off my left hip. At his point in the swing it would be parallel to the target line.

  2. JuneBigge, 2 months ago

    What about the take-away swing. Should we try to keep the left arm straight on that. Stiffer and straight or let it do what comes naturally with shoulder and upper turn or what?
    Should we try to get it extended in the opposite direction of this clip as far as possible on take away or let it swing around naturally.
    Once I am sure what the take-away should be, I will be better to practice this drill with a chair.

  3. Henry

    Henry, 2 months ago

    This drill combined with the left knee connected with string really helped two weak points in my swing…just like you said, it takes a while but eventually you get it…thanks Paul!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago


      Glad you are getting it. Just get the pieces. Once you put them all together you get the whole picture. Keep at it.

  4. RaymondCHASTEL, 2 months ago

    Paul,In previous vidéos I THOUGHT you said not to stretch or extend Purposedly THE arms in direction OF THE TARGET in THE followthrough ,but let them rotate on an arc moving towards your back and subsequently to your neck (THE middle OF THE shaft to THE back OF the neck)
    Do you mean you should consciously try to extend THE club a long THE TARGET Line ,or just let it go it’s own way( “Swing THE clubhead “)?

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago


      Why would I say that. This is halfway through. This is not the whole follow through. Of course your elbows have to bend when you get to the follow through. There is no way to do it if you don’t. Here you are swinging at the chair. That’s it. If you get this and the club keeps going to the follow through it should split the ears.

      At this point, the clubshaft would be parallel to the target line.

      How can people make such a simple drill so difficult? Just try to hit the chair. That’s it. If you do your arms will stretch out. There is nothing more to it. It is a drill.

  5. RaymondCHASTEL, 2 months ago

    Paul ,I have a question not related to this drill.
    It concerns THE preparatory rotation going back.
    I played THE day before yesterday with a fairly good player:though I hit my drives fairly long off THE TEE-230 Yards in average-this player was outdriving me by a mile:his shots were 270 Yards .
    Hé achieved this distance with a huge back rotation ,lifting his left Heel doing so ,and with a pronounced overswing past parallell
    OF course ,hé was a huge fellow ,taller and stronger than THE poor 80 years Man. I have become ,5 Feet 9 Inches only ,160 pounds .
    Should I exercise more with JEREMY’s help to rotate more going backwards ?

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago


      This is not a backswing drill. It is a through swing drill. Do what you do going back. I don’t care. What I do care about is if your arms are extending through and past impact as I am showing in this drill. When you are working on backswing positions you would be thinking of backswing positions.

      Was this guy you played with 80 years old? I think you are doing well for your age. If he is bigger with more strength he is hitting harder using brute force. Let’s pout him beside me where I swing at what appears like half his speed and hit it by him all day. It is not strength it is technique. I keep saying this.

      You should be loosening your wrists and turning faster. That is all there is to it. If you are 80 and you cannot turn any faster then that’s all you’ve got. Work on loosening the wrists more.

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