Test Series – Can You Stretch Your Arms?

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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+

7 Responses to “Test Series – Can You Stretch Your Arms?”

  1. Paul ,This drill is vital to avoid the ” chicane wing ” ,have a aide arc ,and drive the ball fiurther .
    I suggest a drill I practise regularly at home ,where I have a large garden and lawn:the an old club ,make a normal swing and at the end of the throughswing ,let go of the club .
    To have the club to fly in a straight Line in the air ,you have to have loose ” POWERLESS ARMS ” ,a very light grip ,and perfect timing to let go of the club at the proper moment .
    Try it ,it’s magical to cure the ” CHICKEN WING “.
    by the way ,I saw marvelous JORDAN SPIETH in slow motion i : hé bends the left arm going back ,has a slight chicken wing in the throughswing ,and ROLLS over completely his left foot at the end of the throughswing .
    Three faults ,and hé his nevertheless a top notch Champion !

  2. Paul, this has turned out to be a perfect drill for me. I have struggled with toed and thin shots for some time. I have even seen on video that when hitting a ball at the range I do a slight chicken wing, but not on my practice swings. Today at the range I used this drill for my first 30 balls, plus practice swings of course. I even used some face tape to see if I was hitting it more in the center, and I was. This totally stopped my pulls and pull hooks which are quite common for me.

    But the most surprising thing I found after doing this drill then going to a full swing was that the legs together and touching the head became almost automatic. As much as I have worked on these two positions over the last two months, I have not been able to consistently get them, until today. This also helped me to slow down and feel the powerless arms better.

    Great tip!

    • William,

      Glad you liked it.

      I keep trying to tell people this is huge position. I hope they are listening. You did and you see the result.

      The other positions were happening because to get this position you need to turn the arms off. No arms means you are using your body. Keep up the good work.

  3. Paul ,How do you know this “extending the arms benefit ” works also when you do the complete “Touch your legs ,Touch your head position ?
    The key is to keep the arms loose when doing the full swing .
    Not so easy to do when there’s tension on the golf course !

  4. March 30, 2019


    Paul what a great exercise/drill. I found the slow motion on my camera. Did this drill and found I am doing a chicken wing and pulling up to so. On the follow through. Huge discovery for me. Lots of practice with this drill ahead.
    Thanks as always for drilling these principles home. So important for consistency.
    After a full bucket I was finally stretching g out. I feel like I deserve to do this every time I practice. That important for me and using hips and legs without swaying. Is the two major issues.
    Thanks, Steve

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