Visualize The 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+

15 Responses to “Visualize The Hinge”

  1. October 16, 2016


    Thanks Paul. This is the exact thing I am working on. That is grip pressure of “7” or “8” and loose wrists. But it is hard to get. Maybe your favorite drill will help?

  2. October 16, 2016


    You talk about the wrist being loose, swing at 50%, but in the backswing we need to build torque. This is very difficult for my mind to process in a quarter of a second. Got any tips how to do so?


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      October 17, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Your body should be making your arms move going back so this would not be a fast backswing. The faster you go back the tighter your arms coming down. All you are doing it coiling then not uncoiling at 100%. Just uncoil slower and the the arms loosen up. Once you drain the energy from the arms you uncoil a little faster. Get used to that, then go a little faster.

      If you keep swinging at 100% how do you ever stop trying to hit with the arms?

  3. October 17, 2016


    Hi Paul. Was trying to find the review you did on single length clubs, could not find it? I can see that Puma will release King F7 irons in single length, all 7 iron length and it looks interesting. Are you still playing with your? Would you recommend for all of us to change to single length? Thanks 🙂

  4. October 17, 2016


    I understand that many pro golfers enjoy fly fishing to relax. Do you think this activity improves their wrist action?

  5. October 17, 2016


    HI Paul. Have been with your since Revolution years. One thing on this excellent tip I had a question on….I believe you have said on scale of 1-10, grip should be a six. That has been my mental key for years. Are you saying 8 is more the correct number pressure?

  6. October 17, 2016


    Hi Paul,

    Should my wrists be loose enough (hingey enough) to feel the hinge increase as I get to the top of the back swing and change direction to begin the down swing? I usually don’t have my wrists that loose, but, I know I can do it if I stay conscious of allowing that to happen. I just want to know if I should keep my wrists as loose as they can be (while maintaining a firm grip on the club).

    Thanks, as always, for your help,


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      October 18, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      If your wrists are too tight and you loosen them you will feel the club set or hinge as it reaches the top. No hinge feels in control. Hinging fully feels out of control. AS you keep hinging this out of control feeling goes away. It takes about 2 weeks to get it.

      Power: Fully Hinge Your Wrists For More Power:
      Pro Versus Am – Hinge:

      • October 18, 2016



        Is it possible to have TOO MUCH wrist hinge? Or is that something I shouldn’t worry about because the bones in my right wrist will only allow me to hinge the proper amount?

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          October 19, 2016

          Paul Wilson


          You need to hinge to your maximum so the club always hits the same spot at the top. Sergio hinges a lot. Some students I work with cannot even get to 90 because they bones stop the club but even shot of 90 is still hinging to their maximum. So yes, hinge as much as you can hinge without letting go of the club.

          Secure Grip Loose Wrists:

  7. January 9, 2018


    My problem is understanding that the wrist hinge is not a simple hinge but also requires the loose rotation of the forearms. How do I incorporate my forearms in this thought?

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      January 9, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You learn the positions. You do drills hinging and re-hinging. You get used to using your body as the power source and feeling your legs and hips in your golf swing. Then you tell yourself to stop hitting the ball knowing that if you do nothing with you arms they will come down because they are connected to your body. They are not going to stay up there forever.

      Also, you need to reduce the number of balls you are hitting. The ball is the problem. If you keep hitting you will always hit. No ball means you will not be ditracted and you can make the necessary changes. Then you add the ball back in later. You can play and work on your short game but hit few practice balls. All of my positions give you feedback and checkpoints. If you do them you will look like a pro. How good do you think you would hit it if you looked like a pro when you swung? So build the swing. A great swing hits great shots.

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