What Came First The Chicken Or The Egg? It’s A Serious Existential Question To Ponder When You’re Soaking In A Bubblebath And Playing With Your Rubber Duck. Equally, As Serious A Question Is: Why Does The Dreaded Chicken Wing Swing Cause All My Horrible Thin And Sculled Shots? I’m Not Wise Enough To Know If The Chicken Or The Egg Came First, But Thanks To This Drill I Do Know What Causes The Chicken Wing Swing.


chicken wing swing golf drillI added the Hit Hold Check Drill to the Golf Practice Planner today because I hate chicken wing swings.

Chicken wing swings are the bane of millions of amateur golfers worldwide. If you’ve got wings on your swing, it’s time to let it fly away never to return.

What will the Hit Hold Check Drill do for you? Firstly, it will stop your chicken wing swing which will instantly banish the thins and scull shots. Secondly, it will radically improve your ball striking. Thirdly, you’ll be far more consistent. Those big numbers on your scorecard will start to morph into smaller numbers! 

The number one cause for thin or topped shots is under-extension of the arms just past impact which is known as the dreaded “chicken wing swing”. Thankfully, this drill will come to your rescue and help you to fully extend your arms just past the impact zone.

Here’s an interesting chicken factoid for you before you start this drill…

Chickens dream just like we do. They experience REM (rapid eye movement) during sleep, indicating that their minds may be wandering far from the four walls of the factory farms where they are imprisoned.

Hit Hold Check Drill

Long Game Practice Drills

3 out of 10

5 minutes

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Step 1: Watch
Watch the video.


Step 2: Hip Bump
Take your address position. Put yourself into a simulated impact position. Swing halfway back while keeping the impact position. Hit the ball but stop when the arms are fully extended (1/4 thru swing position). Hold. Check to make sure the arms are fully extended.

Step 3: Keep Score
Do 10 swings. Give yourself one point each time you perform the drill correctly.

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