Snap Part 2 – Wrists

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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 “Snap Part 2 – Wrists”

  1. Hi Paul,

    I always thought that I was suppose to not try to feel my hands when I came through at impact and just use my body turn to propel the arms and thus hit the ball dead straight. Should I then try and consciously feel my hands “snapping” at impact?

    BTW…I love your method for pitching….Have been practicing it eveyday and it is amazing….my 14 year old son told me last night…why do you practice it so much….because you are good at it….once again thanks Paul

    • Some great golfers of the past had very powerful hands .TOMMY ARMOUR (THE SILVER SCOTSMAN) was one of them .Closer to us the was a gentleman by the name of SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS would was a wizard with his hands .

      • August 10, 2017

        Paul Wilson


        I just don’t want people manipulating the club with their hands. As good a Seve was he hit the ball everywhere.

    • August 10, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      It is a drill. When doing drills and working on positions you certainly would feel your arms. I did a tip on it here:

      When To Use Your Arms:

      Over the years, I have taught tens of thousands of people (usually super tight). When I loosen their arms and wrists they usually say it feels like a snap. So if they are feeling this snap then everyone should be feeling this snap. Once you get it and work on it stop thinking about it.

      If you haven’t felt this before maybe you are already loose enough. When I was concentrating on it for the tip I certainly felt it. Do I feel this in reality? No. I feel nothing but I am super-loose.

      Glad you like my pitching technique. It does work amazingly well with minimal practice. So fun pulling off these shots when everyone else is terrible at them.

  2. Thank you Paul for the tip yesterday, went to the range today did much better I’m getting it little by little. Again thank you Tom W

    • August 10, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Good stuff. Just stick with it. Work on each piece. Once you put the pieces together the shots will be amazing. I’m sure you have seen some already. This is what’s coming in the future.

  3. August 8, 2017


    If the wrist snap actually occurs after impact with the ball, how can it influence the speed/distance of the struck ball?

    • August 10, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Because a millisecond after you hit the ball you are at this position. The club is releasing at impact going to this point after impact. If your wrists are loose would it not release faster than if they were tight? Couple this with a faster body rotation and it would whip even faster.


      Baseball And Golf:

  4. Paul, I am still super impressed with hook spin, powerless arms and now snap!
    Hinge and Turn has transformed my life!
    My buddies are asking about you.
    Simon. Melbourne . Australia.

    • August 10, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Good stuff. For some reason I have a great following in Australia. You guys must love golf. Please let them know about me and the site. There are so many people out there who need help. Keep up the good work.

  5. Paul ,Many authors on the hand action “LIVE HANDS ” (ERIC PRAIN ),”It’s all IN THE HANDS “(JAMES LYTHGOE). A tip I use to snap the hands at impact is to start with the hands and wrists very loose then just before impact ,squeeze the handle with the the three last fingers of the left hand .Also ,put the pressure point at the base of the left thumb with the “V “between right thumb and index of the right hand pressing right on top of the left thumb.The rotation of the hands occur at this pressure point Feel you are speeding up the club head with your left wrist,just as you would when smashing a ping pong ball with a left hand backhand

    • August 10, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      We get our feel in our hands. I feel nothing as I hit the ball but for those who are too tight and have never released the club, this snapping is a great feeling to learn. Once you do, you just let them go.

  6. Paul ,Is the wideness ( amplitude ) of the arc of the cluhead in the backswing an important factor to be worked on to improve the speed of the clubhead in the throughswing ,or is it unimportant ?Should you seek to extend the left arm and Turner back and turn back further or not ? if the arc is wide ,supposedly you have more Time to accélérate coming back in the throughswing .

    • August 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, this is important because it effects the coil as you go back. If you buckle the arm going back you will not coil back enough. Just try it and you will see how the shoulders don’t coil. Then extend the arm. You will see at 3/4 the shoulders will have already rotated about 80 degrees.

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