Curing The Dreaded Chicken Wing

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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+

4 Responses to “Curing The Dreaded Chicken Wing”

  1. November 2, 2023


    Hi Paul

    I’ve been trying your effortless swing for some time now as makes so much sense to me. I do find it difficult to complete the positions on the course but still working on that! .I’m a high handicapper and have been fairly inconsistent lately so went to a pro for a few lessons. He found a couple of issues back swing too low and legs bending ar Impact. After a while was hitting some good shots although still finding it difficult to shorten my swing enough. (Have watched your tips). Made some progress and then was trying to fine tune it at the range. I completely lost it with every ball rolling off the mat except for the ones shanked. This has continued for a couple of weeks now . I even considered using my arms to try get the ball airborne. Watching this video I.m wondering if perhaps I was doing a chicken wing before and nw hitting it fat? Will try the lifting of the right foot and see if thar helps. Very frustrating as feel I’m worse than the first day I ever hit a ball.



  2. November 2, 2023


    Sorry typo above. Should be backswing too long not low.



  3. November 2, 2023


    Hi Paul,

    Just a follow up – On my last “sad” range session I got a friend to video my swing. Both the one completely not working and the one that I thought was more armsy but needed an emergency swing to actually be able to hit a ball in the air. just going back down the line and forward again which felt like it was too straight and that I was not coiling enough, What the video showed was on that swing I was actually coiling and uncoiling more than it felt to me and by backswing length was perfect. On the other swing I was (I think) bringing the club too much inside too quickly on the backswing and hitting it fat into a hard mat causing the club to bounce into the ball. Just went back to the range and lifting the right foot on the downswing really helped. Found I was still blading a few but much better. When I combined lifting the right foot with the straighter backswing it was so much better. Now to take it to the course and try break 100 🙂 Not sure what you’ll be able to dissect from all this waffle but the tip on lifting the right foot couldn’t have come at a better time.

    Many thanks


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      November 4, 2023

      Paul Wilson

      Hello Mark, you might want to try the lessons on the home page when you login to Ignition Golf.
      Login to Ignition Golf, click on the yellow START button under the video.
      Do lessons 2 to 8.
      Don’t hit balls until you have these positions mastered. When you hit balls before you’ve mastered the basics you tend to just be repeating your mistakes.


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