Say Yes – Back Arm Extension

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

6 Responses to “Say Yes – Back Arm Extension”

  1. Hi Paul, It’s an important tip. I kind of figured this out for myself based on other tips, and when I remember to do it I hit great shots. I just have to keep remembering. What I am writing about is your comment about taking a divot. I do that with 6 irons and shorter clubs, but with my 5 iron and certainly with my 3 and 4, I don’t. I think that I recall from other tips that you said that with the long irons you don’t take divots — you sweep the ball off the turf. Do I remember that correctly? Thanks. Lee

  2. Paul ,If you keep the arms “loose “or “powerless ” as you emphasize , you cannot do otherwise than extending both arms after impact .
    As for me ,I Watch if my hands follow the “inner wheel ” and the clubhead the “outer wheel” ,both “wheels ” being concentric to each other.

    • Raymond,

      Unfortunately, people are never loose enough so instead of waiting for them to eventually get it I want them to manually extend. At least this way they can feel exactly what the arms should be doing. I like the wheel image. I use this all of the time. Bicycle wheel. Arms are the spokes.

  3. This is always a good reminder for me because of my battle of the chicken wing. It’s slowly diminishing and I can really see the improved results.
    My imagery for this is from your other video where you should feel like “your arms are coming out of the socket” what a visual!
    Question: What is your weight distribution at the 3/4 point?since I tend to lay back a little bit at my finish which I’m working on at your 90%/10%. Is it about 70%/30%?

    • John,

      I would be 90% at this point and into the follow through. If you hang back you will hit it too high and potentially hit fat shots. You really need to fully shift.

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