DRILL – Feel the Release and Re-hinge

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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+

13 Responses to “DRILL – Feel the Release and Re-hinge”

  1. August 28, 2013


    Hi Paul Been doing this drill for couple of days ,hooking ball consistantly, i swing 10 swings with feet together as in drill then i hit 5 normal shots , i find my normal shots are the slight pull hook type is that normal , when doing my normal shot i am conciously making sure i roll my wrist. sometimes its pull hook, is it okay at this point to start more lower body to staighten it out or continue this on range for at least couple of weeks.when i am on course i dont conciously think about rolling wrist over, i just let the release happen. with enough of this drill in practise will it eventually incorperate into on course swing .

    • August 28, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      You should be pull hooking it if you are every working on drills like this. I think I said you need to get hooking it consistently. So keep hooking it until you are good at hooking it and you know where the ball is going to go before you even hit the ball (hook). Once you are at this point you forget rolling it and your whole focus shifts to body rotation. Pull/Pull Hook it = add more body. Push/Push Fade it = Slow down body.

  2. May 30, 2015


    Greetings Coach For the last 3 months my swing trigger has been “turn the buckle” but lately my tempo has been too fast. Today i started “1-2-3″/ tempo smoothed out and results were mostly straight and the right distance for the clubs i used.Question After count of 2 i did not say “turn the buckle”my hips just moved. Does this mean that it is becoming automatic? not that im going to stop working on driving with legs and hips. I say this because it just happened without me really thinking about it more on the 1-2 and then “bang” it happened Hope this makes sense THANKS

    • John,

      It may be starting to get there. I still think about my trigger though. So keep thinking about it.

  3. May 30, 2015


    Paul in our swing should we make the movement in this drill happen by manipulation or does it happen automatically.


    • Roy,

      When you are working on the release you would be doing it manually. After thousands of repetitions it should be happening on its own. I do not think about it but I rarely ever hit the ball with slice spin. A little fade is fine but mostly you want it going straight or hooking at this point you’ve got it and never really have to think about it again. You have reached the Ultimate Goal:

      The Ultimate Goal: https://ignitiongolf.com/the-ultimate-goal/

  4. February 3, 2017


    I can hinge and re-hinge without any problems. It’s when I become unhinged that I have difficulties. Luckily, in barely a moment, I snap out of it.

  5. February 3, 2017


    Paul this says it all. You have a great asset as the champion of the Swing machine. Nobody else has this. Please use it in your instruction.

    This shows what you teach, explicitly. 🙂


  6. February 3, 2017


    Paul putting feet together and staying still looks just like the swing machine. I posted a youtube link and it is awaiting moderation.

  7. February 4, 2017


    Great drill.

  8. February 4, 2017


    In your backswing is your left wrist straight with your arm or cupped or bowed?

    Jim Hardy

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