Chicken Wing Cure 3

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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+

15 Responses to “Chicken Wing Cure 3”

  1. Great tip Paul,
    I didn’t realize how important these practice drills were until I played a round and realized that I was no longer focusing on the ball. These repititions lead us to such different swing thoughts and a great golf swing. I am going to continue working on your positions and my game is only getting better.
    Thanks, Mike

    • Thanks. You are starting to understand the concept. Forget the ball. Focus on the movement. Great movement will hit great shots. The faster you can think like this the faster you will have great movement.

  2. June 4, 2012


    Theses drills are really helping me. I played today and hit the ball great through 10 holes. Then instead of continuing to swing easy, I started to try to hit the ball hard and my swing just fell apart.
    If I just learn to stick with your advice through 18 holes, my game would be so much better. I sincerely hope you are reaping great rewards for all the effort you put into your lessons. I will be a fan and a subscriber to your site for the rest of my golf life.
    Thanks so much for all yo do.
    Mark K

    • That’s great news. After you are there a few more times you will be able to hold it together. Just keep at it. I am just working slowly on the site to try and get the word out there. It’s a long process so I will just keep forging ahead. I thank you for your support.

      • Keep it up Paul….you of all people know that perserverance pays off (otherwise none of us may have ever been exposed to SMG 🙂

        • Thanks for your support. I love having my own site and being able to do whatever I want with no conflicting information. It will catch on as the days and months go by. I just have to make people better. I’m sick of people not understanding what to do and not improving.

  3. Paul….do we want those elbows tight/touching on the backswing too in this drill? Thanks!!

  4. February 25, 2014


    Hey Paul,

    The touch my elbows drill is not smooth. I almost have to stop my release in order to touch and the elbows come in as opposed to going out toward the imaginary chair or wall?

    Is this ok got chicken elbow number 3?

    Best JJ Gerald Joyce

    • February 26, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      It is a drill. As you keep doing the drill it will smoothen out. Just keep doing it.

  5. February 25, 2014


    Hey Paul,

    Ignore above as next two drills show no chicken wing must have solved with wrists rolling over?

    Thanks for great work going well. club fitting next.

    Best J J

    • February 26, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Wrists rolling over is huge. This will not happen if you are chicken winging it. Glad you are getting it. Keep doing it.

  6. January 23, 2017


    I am having trouble with the powerless arms. Do you rotate your wrist before you hit the ball or after contact? I am the exact golfer you are talking about that has 40 years of hitting the golf ball. I am doing a little better at the house with my practice swings and touching the legs, touching the head. On the range when I look at the ball and keep my head down until impact I am hitting fat shots and everything is going left when I do hit a good one. I want to learn your technique so bad I will keep trying till the cows come home. The one thing that has helped is the back pain. I was hitting my driver so hard I had pulled my back out. After 3 shots and some time to heal that is when I join Ignition golf after seeing your lessons on you tube. I am able to play 18 holes and have no pain by just doing your process and swinging easier and hitting just as far. Working on so many things I get confused sometime and by the 6 or 7 hole go back to my old dreaded swing. You do a wonderful job teaching and so glad you don’t give up on us. Thanks Burt

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      January 24, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      If your arms were truly powerless they would rotate without rotating them. This is because mass (club) would swing to its widest point 100% of the time. The widest point is just after impact approx 2 feet with irons 3 feet with driver. For the club to get to its widest point it would have to rotate.

      I know people rarely ever get as loose as I want them to be and keep hitting at the ball so instead of me waiting potentially years for someone to get it I have them manually roll the wrists earlier than necessary doing my roll over drill. This rolling delofts the club, it starts to unlock the wrists and gets it hooking. Once the person can do that I straighten it back out with body rotation.

      I’m glad you are trying to do the first 2 positions. Why not tee it up (to make it a little easier) and swing slower? The fat shots are telling you that you are not touching the legs fast enough. You are trapped in this back foot through impact. So if you see a fat shot just think about touching a little faster in the downswing.

      The pulls are from you hitting with the arms. This is tilting your whole upper body left in the downswing. Tilt left and you will swing left. Ideally when you fire the lower body properly your whole upper body should be tilting behind the ball in the downswing.

      There is no way you should be confused. You should be working grip, setup and follow through only. This is not the whole swing so you cannot expect perfect shots every time. As you are seeing, some shots will be really good. This is what is coming if you keep working on it. In your mind you don’t care about the ball right now. You care about positions. So swing at a pace you can actually do it and do it in balance. Hold it. Check it after every ball you hit. If you do it wrong correct it. Also, do perfect practice swings before you try again. You need to have a clear thought of what you are trying to do before you do it. So do 3 perfect practice swings. Then step up. Swing at 50% trying to replicate what you just did in the practice swings. If you try to hit great shots you will not do the positions. This is what I run in to on a daily basis. It’s about the move not the ball when you are learning it. Get the move, you get the ball.

      Just stick with the grip, setup and follow through for now. Once you feel you are doing it, then work on coiling. Then finally hinging.

      So keep these pointers in mind. You can also do a swing analysis with my assistant so he can check it for you. Let us know if this interests you.

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