Swing Analysis – Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!

by Max on Friday, May 30th, 2008

Swing Analysis - Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!

I have been studying Tiger’s swing for about 16 years since 1992 or so.

Today, I will be revealing Tiger’s secret, his swing plane.

As you can see, Tiger’s swing is based on the swing plane formed by his golf club at address through his arm sockets. (right arm socket)

Watch as Tiger very closely follows that line during his whole swing.

Swing Analysis - Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!

Now at takeaway, Tiger is perfectly on-plane. This video was shot slightly angled about 5 yards right so if this video was taken parallel to the target line, his clubhead would be on the plane.

Check out middle of his backswing, his on the plane…

Check out his backswing, his hands and clubhead are both on plane…

At downswing, he’s slightly inside the plane, which is perfectly normal for a slightly inside-out path, which is what you want for a powerful slight draw.

At impact, his shoulders are still a little inside-out, meaning he’s trying to hit a draw.

By follow-through, which is slightly inside, indicates he hit a draw on this tee shot.

Now a lot of famous teachers like David Leadbetter teach you a different swing plane than Tiger’s.

Why is Tiger’s better?

Well, it’s really the correct plane for hitting the ball without manipulating the body.

By staying on the said plane, you can come down to the ball a lot easier than any other plane I’ve used before.

Ben Hogan invented the golf plane concept, Tiger refined and master it.

How to achieve this plane?

It’s pretty simply actually. You just try to keep the clubhead on the imaginary target line that goes forever to your right and left. You must also make sure to rotate your clubhead, your arms while doing this, which is the most important part.

Next time, I will do a step-by-step write-up of how to achieve this “Tiger” plane.

Now watch the actual video too:

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10 Responses to “Swing Analysis – Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!”

  1. [...] His takeaway breaks down, swing is too flat, and this might be okay for him to stay on the tour but if he wants to keep winning, he needs a major swing overhaul and get on-plane like Tiger here. [...]

  2. [...] a look at my swing analysis of Tiger’s swing and you will know what I mean [...]

  3. [...] Remember I revealed the secret of Tiger Woods swing plane secret little bit ago? [...]

  4. User says:

    You always start the red line on the shoulder. As I see there is no valid reason for doing that. For instance if you were to follow tiger's clubhead path, the center of that circular swing path would be the belly not the shoulders. In fact I doubt that anybody has the center of the circular motion on the shoulders, the only one I have seen is Moe Norman's swing, and it look pretty unnatural too me.

  5. zedomax says:

    Well, there's really 2 schools of golf swing planes in the pro golf world right now, one using the belly, the other using the shoulder. But in my honest opinion, both really have no meaning as pros have played in different planes. The most important thing you should realize is that there's no such thing as a “perfect” plane, that's a myth. A swing plane is only a concept so you can build a consistent backswing, that's the only real “purpose”. Everyone will have a slightly different plane depending on what grip use and how your body is built, no 2 players will ever use the same plane, although a lot of teachers are trying to teach golf that way, I think it's not for everyone. Well, my 2 cents. :)

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