Drill – Extend the Back Arm for Power and Consistency

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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+

8 Responses to “Drill – Extend the Back Arm for Power and Consistency”

  1. April 25, 2013


    Paul, what unique timing! Today I went back in uTube to view the wrist at impact video because I for some reason could not get it to play from your last post. Whiling looking at your other videos I came across extending your arms at set-up video. Of course it was off to practice after viewing a few more videos. I found that as you stated in this video (some of us are not giving up control of the club), I realized someone I know, I’ll just use his initial…Mike… Oops was not a tight chicken-wing but a little looser one than you showed in this tip. But I was still trying to guide that blasted golf club, and not fully extending. So I did many of the wrist release drill and relaxed those arms as loose as I could and then hit one. The result was amazing, (although I know I have a lot of swings to practice) my back arm extended and my right shoulder touched my chin to let me know I could follow the flight of the ball…….go figure……….I think this extention in the back arm is so important and may be the thing we see in your swing that seems to be your head dipping when in fact it is just down longer than mine because I was already looking up and my controlled arms were only partially extended. I am sorry to be so long winded but am so stoked at this break-through. The feeling was superb and the ball direction and distance was great, considering that I still favor that left ankle a bit. So please keep those tips coming, sometimes it doesn’t jump out at us, but the next time it will. To all you other members out there if you can get this far in my ramblings, Swing Machine Golf works! I have tried so many other techniques and I mean most of them, but Paul’s is the best and most repeatable out there! Thanks Paul, and I’ll add today’s tip in my drills.

    • April 27, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      This is a huge position along with the wrist release. This 2 combined create power and consistency. People should be doing them constantly until they are good at them. I’m glad you had a breakthrough and saw what kind of shots it is possible to hit.

      Thanks for the promo. Swing Machine Golf does work if you follow it.

  2. April 26, 2013


    Why does it seem like I have to start over everyday. I haven’t been able to get my muscles to remember anything but the finish. I have always had mental memory problems but not body. After about 40 balls I get it worked out but I am having to review every step all over again.

    • April 27, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You need to be focusing on the feedback I give you. Each position has it so start out each day doing practice swings. Feel the feedback then apply this to your shots. You should be able to repeat these things. If you are not maybe there is another thought stopping you from doing so.

  3. April 26, 2013


    Great tip Paul. I am really enjoying the website/tips. It seems that you don’t mention equipment very often but I notice that you seem to use very large grips on your clubs. Is this true or just a video illusion? If true, does this help with the effortless arms and loose wrists you promote? Thanks.


  4. The best ways in my opinion to force you to straighten your right arm when you release the club through the ball are
    i Train with the very heavy MOMENTUS Driver or even the MOMENTUS strength trainer
    ii Use a rubber band attached to a fixed point at between shoulder and waist height ,your left ear towards the fixed point ,and perform your swing as If you held the golf club.The rubber band will then “pull” you towards your target on the through swing .You’ll also have to pivot fully through .

  5. August 19, 2021


    Do you flip the club at contact with the ball? This is a very difficult move that requires superb timing?

    Bill Korf

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