Remember Series – Hinge and Stretch

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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+

8 Responses to “Remember Series – Hinge and Stretch”

  1. March 16, 2015


    when you stretch your arms straight in front it gets difficult to complete the swing and bring the club around to touch the back of the head

    • March 16, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      When you stretch your arms out in the through swing you then fold your elbows to get it to the back of the head. Without stretching out fully you cannot do my touch the head position. So I think you need to take another look. Swing through and stretch them out then around the 3/4 through point you fold and place the club on the on back of head parallel to the ears.

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  2. Paul ,Very good drill ,how to avoid the dreaded “Chicken Wing ”
    Isn’t this tip most useful to generate a low flying “Stinger” shot than a regular high flying one?
    A different question :I’ve been studying recently the MIKE AUSTIN swing as commented and demonstrated by Long Driver MIKE DUNAWAY:it seems to me he dips more his left shoulder going into the backswing ,then moves more down the right shoulder going into the through swing :he also recommends swinging along the 4 O’clock /10 O’clock line.
    MIKE AUSTIN calls his pivot the “COMPOUND PIVOT “,there’s some lateral shift in his pivot compared to your simple staightforward rotary one,easier to implement .
    Could you comment ,please, on the MIKE AUSTIN swing basics ?

    • March 16, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      No, a stinger is a longer punch shot. You need to set up with your hands ahead and ball back to deloft the club. When the club is descending that much it chops off the follow through.

      I want rotational with enough lateral to go between the pivot points. That is all I have to say about it.

  3. March 16, 2015


    Paul, You are right on with this tip. When I release my arms with my driver I get the most accurate shots. Now if I can just get that feeling with my irons. I feel i am losing the club with irons so I hold on too tight. Also the lag is not always there so I am too inconsistent & don’t trust the swing.
    Consistency is what we are all looking for.


    • March 16, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Exactly. I would think you are trying to hit down with irons when really you need to be thinking about Point B. Just do this drill on a tee and slowly. Get used to it then gradually turn it into a real swing. Again, it is about the movement not the ball. Once you have the swing, you will be able to hit any and all clubs.

  4. March 22, 2015



    Great tip as I believe doing this has also helped me to keep from pulling the ball sharply on occasion. The less I think about hitting the ball and just stretch out, the better she flies. I am only a member now for about a few weeks, but I’ve already successfully “switched” to my powerless arms and am hitting the ball pretty consistently…broke 80 already so pretty happy. My friends have already noticed how different I am swinging and how well it works. Thanks and keep all the great ‘remember’ tips coming. I use them alot.


    • March 22, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Sounds like you are getting the concept and experiencing powerless arms. If you turn the arms off you have to hit it with something (body rotation) but it does takes time to get used to because you have to go against human nature. Just keep working on each position in the swing. This means that if you are working on certain thing you may feel the arms as you work on it. Just remember that once you master it you turn the arms back off again.

      Breaking 80 is a great sign. You should be really close to making a huge breakthrough. I would think if you perfect the positions a little more you will be consistently in the 70’s then you can work on mid to low 70’s by making the moves even more perfect.

      Keep up the good work.

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