Simple Drill To Help Release It And Widen Your Arc

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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+

9 Responses to “Simple Drill To Help Release It And Widen Your Arc”

  1. June 6, 2012


    In describing the correct set up, I think you tell us that club should form a “Y” between our arms.

    How do we account for the forward shaft lean, especially in the higher lofted clubs, which forces our hands forward ahead of the ball?

    • Ed, the forward shaft lean is occurring because the golf club is not at the widest point of the arc at impact. The widest point is approximately 2 feet after impact with irons and three feet after impact with woods. If you are trying to make the club lean at impact you will tighten up the wrists and not hit the release point. you will still be holding on to this angle long after the ball has been hit.

      To get forward shaft lean you have to keep the wrist loose and focus on rotating your body to hit the shot. Please watch this video to get a better understanding of the release point after the ball is hit:

      How to Release the Golf Club:

  2. When I started golf I had back problems and avoided taking divots. No watering systems in those days. Now I still do not take divots. Could lack of extensions be the problem? How important is it to take divots?

  3. Paul ,When full y adhering to THE POWERLESS ARMS concept and couple it with VERY LOOSE WRISTS (I compare m’y grip on THE handle as if holding warm spaghettis ),and imagine you are GREG NORMAN with his very wide swing ,you get THE maximum arc width possible (Though Many purists said GREG NORMAN’s swing was too wide !)

    • March 10, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Many purists don’t know what they are talking about. When did Greg Norman play his worst golf. ANSWER: When he flattened his swing. Not soon after he retired. Try telling Jack Nicklaus or Tiger 2001-2003 that his arc was too wide.

  4. November 11, 2017


    The only way to have a wide arc is to be totally relaxed from the waist up (Chest ,neck ,head ,arms ,shoulders ,wrists) and stay that way all through your swing :see LOUIS OSTHUIZEN swinging . A pure marvel !

  5. I was doing this drill at home today with my cut down club. Really wide and loose swinging through and it felt as if my heavy club was dragging my upper body to the touch head position.

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      March 13, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Nice. If you do not disturb the mass (club) it should go there every time. Just keep feeling it go there. Gently touch it on your head so you know for a fact it is there every time. This way you would gain power and consistency. I love that you said it felt heavy. This is correct.

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