Extension Drill

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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+

14 Responses to “Extension Drill”

  1. Merry Christmas, Paul. This is one of the drills I can do while I wait to have my shoulder examined this Thursday by an ortho pedic surgeon. Have been doing many of the recent drills that do not require me to make a full back swing. Hope this new Dr. can get me back on the course soon!

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      December 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Merry Christmas to you too!

      Just do this in practice swings if you want. It is all about repeating it and getting used to the new feelings.

  2. December 25, 2018


    Merry Christmas Paul. Great drill thank you for all you have done to help me to become a better golfer.

  3. December 25, 2018


    Paul, I wrote you recently about hitting everything low and left with the driver and could not figure out the cause even after practicing your drills that you sent about staying behind the golf ball and tilting for the driver. I finally deduced the problem. about 3 months ago I reviewed your tips on the grip and changed my grip, especially the right hand to follow your example. this grip change caused me — to want to close the face more for some reason– I think it was because with the strong right hand grip I had more under the club I ended up with the same position I started the swing with your neutral trip. Anyway, I practiced really shallowing the club from the top with a heavy tilt to the right, keeping angle of the club face more open due the the open position of the wrists while shallowing and low and behold I finally got the ball up in the air. Swinging at less than 50 % and going about 100 yards but up in the air. Thought you might pass this on to others having the same problem. To fix this problem even took 3 lessons with the club pro who could not see the problem. I fixed it on my own and hope to be hitting a lot further with time, but proceeding slowly to make sure it stays with me. best regards and Merry Christmas. Richard

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      December 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you figured it out.

      I would think you did the neutral grip and got hitting it right (because it is weaker) so you started to roll it too much. The roll over drill is a drill. You do this for a while to stop slice spin. I think you overdid it which shut the face through impact delofting it.

      I like what you are doing and seeing results. Don’t go back to the strong grip. Just keep doing what you are doing at an easy pace and get confident that you are getting it in the air. As you keep doing this you will naturally go a little faster and start to add more distance. Once low left is a thing of the past then you can look at getting even more distance. For now be content with airborne and well hit.

  4. December 25, 2018


    Merry Christmas Paul, thanks

    regards malcolm parker (AUS)

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    December 25, 2018


    Super simple drill. Great for winter time. Thanks Paul. It really helps the feel of proper extension.

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      December 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      So many people out there with a chicken wing yet there are simple drills/habits that can easily fix it. Glad you are going to be doing it.

  6. December 26, 2018


    greetings paul merry Christmas to you and yours happy new year also. have not talked to you for a long time not going to go into details but had a long journey starting in march required radeation and chemo, that’s all you need to know.not much golf this season did play some in sept.got a clean bill of health just before thanksgiving.Just watched “winter best time to practice” feels a little like starting over. just wanted to say hello

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      December 26, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      I thought I hadn’t heard from you in a while. Glad you are back and feeling better.

      Just start from the beginning. Grip, setup then follow through first. Then work on coil and hinge. Do lots of practice swings. Shouldn’t take you log to get it back.

  7. January 5, 2019


    Great drill i was trying to slow down and just couldnt slow down. Met up with our club pro and he had me do the exact drill, only he made me put 90 % of my weight on front foot. I re watched your video and of corse you just do it.
    Happy new year see you in a couple of weeks

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      January 6, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      I wouldn’t be starting with 90% if the weight on the foot. Hopefully, you weren’t being told to do that. At this through point the weight should and would be 90% so if you can swing through to that point that would be a good thing.

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