Tight Wrists Equals Wrong Follow Through Position

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Paul Wilson

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+

20 Responses to “Tight Wrists Equals Wrong Follow Through Position”

  1. December 6, 2013


    Fine reminder ,Paul ,of your previous motto”Touch your head ,Touch your legs ”
    Why is it that some Pros ,mostly in previous Times – I’m thinking of Arnold PALMER in particular – had a high ,vertical finish ?

    • December 6, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      Palmer was trying to fight a hook. The tighter your wrists the more the club go up and does not split the ears.

  2. December 6, 2013


    Hi Paul,

    Can I clarify for release action, do I roll over with only my left wrist or both wrists need to do the roll over

    • December 6, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      The hands are crossing over one another. You can do it with your right hand, left hand or both hands. However you do it do it that way and get used to it. Most people can just cross the right hand over the left coming. The odd person has trouble with it so I tell them to point their left thumb at the target. Find what works and keep doing it until you get rid of the slice spin. At that point you forget about rolling it and work on the body rotation to straighten it back out.

  3. April 2, 2014



    If the elbows are wide at finish, Is the only flaw tight wrist and is that the main cause of chicken wing.?

    • Mace,

      Tight arms and wrists. You could be way too tilted with your elbows buckled at address. If you were set up like this there would be no way to clear an arc with your arms stretched out so you would have to chicken wing it.

  4. May 20, 2015


    Paul for some reason I tend to hit the ball and stop. My practice swing I can get the follow through positions but when I go to hit ball I stop rotating. What is causing this? Thanks

    • Jim,

      This is human nature telling you to hit the ball. So do slow swings and not matter where the ball goes bring the club through and touch your head. You need to build a great swing if you want to play great golf. The longer it takes you to make these changes the longer it will take you to build a great swing.

      So forget about the ball and work on the ending. Tee it up and convince yourself to touch your head splitting the ears when you are done and don’t forget to touch your legs too. Have you not seen my tips on doing practice swings at home. You should be working on these positions in practice swings every night until you don’ know any other way to swing.

      DRILL: Touch Legs Touch Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-sequence-drill/

      When Is Your Swing Over?: https://ignitiongolf.com/swing-club-touching-head/

      Swing From Point A to Point B: https://ignitiongolf.com/point-a-to-point-b/

  5. May 23, 2015


    Thanks Paul. I immediately worked on it today and I see what your are saying. I need to forget the ball and get my finish. It works!!! Thanks!!!

    • Jim,

      Exactly. I try telling people this is the answer. Until they work on it they will never know. Keep at it. This will change you whole game.

  6. September 19, 2015


    Paul ,To acheive what you say ,touching THE back OF the head with the middle So OF the shaft in the finish position ,requires being completely loose OF the upper body ,in paricular the shoulders .If the external rotators OF YOUR shoulders are stiff ,or hurt ,you cannot get there .
    Jeremy rightly insists in training the externat rotators :hé is right ,but many OF us ( I being part ) have problems with the externat rotators ,and hang on the club to ” brake ” it So we don’t get hurt .
    The swing Speed is consequentially reduced .
    ROGER FREDERICKS tells you to train with the left pinkie OF the handle .
    I do So ,but I’m not comfortable with it .

  7. December 8, 2018


    An equipment question related to these recent tips. As a senior golfer my right wrist and right thumb have lost range of motion somewhat. Would thicker grips help this or maybe thinner ones? On the follow through my right wrist can’t flex to 90 degrees.

    • Paul Wilson

      December 10, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You can go with wider grips. I would suggest mid-size. The thickest ones are too think. Keep in mind that the wider the grip the slower the hand action thus resulting in a loss of distance.

  8. December 8, 2018


    Hi Paul
    I was watching the QBE Shoot out yesterday and noticed that many players do not finish this way. A lot do but maybe the pros are doing more shape shots than the average player. I of course will do this follow through but this is what I see.

  9. December 8, 2018


    Was it just me as I had no volume on this video?

    • Paul Wilson

      December 10, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Hover over the player controls. To the right you will see some bars. They should be blue not gray. If gray you turned off the volume.Click on the them and turn them back to blue.

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