How The Wrists Rehinge

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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+

17 Responses to “How The Wrists Rehinge”

  1. September 26, 2017


    Paul. You have to also have a very light grip to let it release. We clutzes tend to squeeze it as the ground approaches I think! All these swing tips you’ve been doing are great and thanks. I’m slowly getting it. Only 4 years! Pat

  2. September 26, 2017


    In your demonstration from 2:20-2:25, it appears that the only difference in your body configuration that could cause the spine angle from the front is the flexion of your right knee.
    The backwards (lateral) tilting of your upper body would tend to keep the weight from shifting to the left.
    How are you tilting backwards and moving your weight forward?
    Mark McDonnell

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      September 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      It’s like hitting an accelerator on a car. If I drive my legs hard and fast the mass of my body would hang back briefly creating this angle so it can be done. The easiest way to get it is to watch the ball of the ball for a while as you hit the ball. Once you get the tilt you switch focus to firing the lower body. If so you will do both. If you are a little more advanced then focus on firing the lower while watching the back of the ball. This way you get the tilt and firing faster.

  3. September 26, 2017



    Do you first keep your wrists tight to keep the lag and then loosen them to let the club release? If so, at what point in the swing do you loosen them?

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      September 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      I am holding the club secure but my wrists are loose. This can be done. I have a tip on it here:

      Secure Grip Loose Wrists:

      Takes work but it is vital in creating a great swing. Tight wrists create weak shots. Loose grip creates inconsistent shots. You need a secure grip and loose wrists.
      My Grip Pressure:

      • September 27, 2017


        HI Paul,

        I get the point about holding the club securely but keeping the wrists loose.. I have been following that tip from your videos and that has been working great for me. My question was about how to create lag if your wrists are loose like a hinge?



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          September 28, 2017

          Paul Wilson


          If you were doing this in a drill yes you would hold the angle to the back leg. As the club continues you then release it. I call it the lag and release drill. I have this tip here:

          Lag And Release Drill:

          You need to do this drill thousand if not tens of thousands of times if you want to master lag.

          I have a bunch of lag tips on the site. Just type in “lag” in the red navigation bar to the far right (magnifying glass). All of my tips tips will come up.

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    September 27, 2017


    Hi Paul,

    Is rehinge the same as release, just past the ball 1 to 3 inches.

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      September 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, this would be the release but this not happening where you are saying. It is not fully release until about 2 feet after impact with irons and 3 feet after with woods. This increase in tilt occurs due to firing the lower body harder with woods and with irons.

      I did a tip on it here:

      Impact Tilt With Different Clubs:

  5. Hi Paul,

    I have a queastion about rehinging and the roll over drill.

    I presume :

    Rehinging is only possible when you’ve rolled it over. So rolling over and rehinging are very related or may be the same thing.

    With driver you explain that we roll over soon in order to close the face. I.e. before the mass reaches the widest point of the arch and before nature does the job

    This manipulation : does it happen with wrist, arms or wrist and arms.

    I ask this question because when I try to stay loose with my arms and wrist, I fight an open clubface. Therefore I like the roll over move, but it tends to activate my arms/wrist.

    Can you please advice ?

    Many thanks. Your website and your clear explanation is just what I needed :).


    • Peter,

      1. Yes, rolling gets you re-hinging.

      2. Yes, you are manually rolling it and purposely hooking it. This requires you do this with your hands and arms. You do it until you can consistently hook it. Once you can your wrists are working so you stop trying to do it and feel it happen. As you switch your thought to starting with the lower body and it moves first in the downswing you will hit it dead straight.

      Glad you like the tips. I just want people to get it.

  6. October 19, 2018


    Do you recommend regular size grips. I have bigger grips on my clubs.

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      October 19, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      I use standard Tour Wraps with 2 wraps of tape under them. Bigger grips are fine if your hands are bigger. If you have smaller hands and big grips this is not good as it slows down your hand action/release.

  7. is the hinge the same as the flail

    • Jay,

      So you are reading the Golfing Machine huh? If you want your head to explode keep reading it. I put it down as it was way to complicated. I like simple. The flail as he suggests is the hinge. He should know better that a hinge hinging and it rehinges. It is not flailing. I found another mistake in this book a years ago too. See the hinge as a hinge in life. It hinges it rehinges. A hinge in life is loose.

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