Student Swing – Locked Hinge

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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+

9 Responses to “Student Swing – Locked Hinge”

  1. February 11, 2018


    Greetings Coach : I should know this after all these years but where do I go the find the helicopter drill ?

  2. February 12, 2018


    Hi Paul

    Towards the end of the video it looks as if you are throwing the hands in order to get the wrists to re-hinge rapidly. Maybe that was an exaggeration for the demo – I had assumed that the wrists straightening and immediately re-hinging after impact are simply a consequence of the knee turn/body uncoiling whipping the arms down and the loose wrists just go along for the ride.

    Can you please clarify.
    Many thanks

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      February 12, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      There are times when you feel your hands and arms. This is when you are working on certain positions or moves in your swing. For this tip I wasn’t really driving the lower so I manually release the club to show the release. That would be this drill:

      Drill – Smooth Wrist Release:

      This is a drill everyone should be doing regularly.

      If I was actually doing a swing or hitting a ball I would be keeping them turned off knowing if they are loose they would release on their own.

  3. February 12, 2018


    Thank you for your reply – understood.

  4. September 27, 2019


    Paul, I need some help. Here is my story… This summer I have really incorporated your powerless arms method into my game and I played the greatest golf of my life, lowering my handicap index down to 7.6. I was averaging 230 on my drives with several tee shots per round going 250. My irons were crisp and straight and all going one club longer than normal for me.
    Now the bad news, after achieving all the above, I suddenly lost my swing and now my distance is gone. I’m hitting pushes, push fades, slices and pulls. My chips are too short and my putts while burning the edges, don’t drop. I’ve added 10 strokes to my rounds. Instead of mid to high 70s I’m now shooting mid to high 80s. The collapse has been sudden and dramatic. I am beside myself. I need some direction on the best way to get back on track. Please help!

  5. September 29, 2019


    Thanks, Paul for pointing out all of those good resources.  I played to today and slowed down my swing and got back to using my lower body and had all good tee shots, except one.  Fairway woods and mid irons were good too, but my chipping and putting were still very poor.  I am on the road to recovery now, but I’ll admit I was very “freaked out” when I went from playing great to all of sudden terrible.  It was quite a shock.
    Thanks again for identifying all the related tips for me.  That is a big help. 

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      October 17, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      IF you do something different you are not good at it at first so of course, you’re going to hit some bad shots. Doesn’t take long to get it back if you stick to your guns and know how the change is going to benefit your swing or short game into the future. Sounds like you are getting it. Stay focused on the short game. That part of so simple you should be able to master it in no time. Too many people make way too much out of it.

      Pitching and bunkers – close to your real swing. Hinge/turn

      Chipping – same stroke as putting but with setup changes.

      Putting – target oriented.

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