Ian Poulter Driver Swing Analysis – 1 Plane Swing
Ian Poulter comes as close to a 1-plane swing other than Tiger or Adam Scott in my mind.
Let me show you why.
Take a look at how Ian’s clubface is pretty much dead on-plane. A lot of pro tour players are inside this point, Ian does pretty well of keeping that club wide and extended. I love Ian’s takeaway, everyone should copy this…
At half-way point, Ian is still on-plane, maybe slightly flat but that’s good enough.
At top of Ian’s swing, his hands are “almost” on plane. It’s a little upright but it’s okay.
Also note that his club is pointing way left of target, this usually is okay as long as Ian is on-plane.
At half-way down, Ian is perfectly slightly inside the plane.
At impact, Ian does a pretty good job. There actually space in-between his right elbow and hips. This is a good thing and he has not “dipped” a lot like a other players.
After impact, Ian’s extension shows that he’s on perfect plane. Also note how “tall” Ian is standing. This is great for hitting the ball good and the back.
What a lovely finish.
What to learn from this?
There are lots of ways to swing the golf club. Some can hurt your back some can help your back but both achieve the same results as far as golf shot goes.
You need to pick the right swing mechanics for your golf game so you don’t end up one day with a golf swing you can’t play as you get older.
Swing Tip: Try to stand very very tall when swinging the club. Never stress your body, let the club do the work for you. If you swing the club and you feel tired after couple swings, you are probably not swinging, but “bashing” or “hitting” the ball. Never hit the ball, let it come in the way of your swing.
Watch out as I think this young Ian guy can win lots of tournaments in the near future.
Here’s Ian Poulter’s swing in action: