The Correct Golf Swing Plane!

by Max on Friday, March 25th, 2011

For years pros have sought to make “textbook” perfect golf swings and certainly, golf swing plane is one of those most discussed topics.

Of course, every one has their own golf swing plane but here’s something you shouldn’t follow, that there actually exist a golf swing plane you can swing on.

Today I realized this, that if you can follow your golf swing plane perfectly but yet hit it off target to the left of target, none of that golf swing plane b.s. matters. And trust me, I’ve gone through enough golf instruction and golf instructors.

For an average player and those advanced golfers, I believe I know how to show you the correct golf swing plane.

The golf swing plane exists because you have a target to swing at. Without your target, a golf swing plane is nothing but something in your mind.

Hogan has always instilled this concept of swing plane many years ago but I think a lot of people mistaken that the golf plane exists on your golf swing, when it’s actually a plane formed by your target to your golf ball.

The actual angle of the plane at you swing doesn’t matter although many factors including your grip and body type determines the best swing plane for you.

So, although I have stressed there’s a golf swing plane in many of the golf swing analyses in the past, let me correct that and myself that there’s no “textbook” perfect golf swing plane.

How to develop the correct golf swing plane for your golf swing?

Let me show you a drill:

When you address the golf ball and setup to it, take a look at your target (while you waggle if you do), then imagine a plane formed by the point from your golf ball to your shoulders stretching all the way towards your target.

That’s just a “basis” for a swing plane but you can play around a bit. For example, you can try swinging at a slighter vertical or flatter angle. Try to find the one that works best for you and stick with that. But the plane I showed you in the previous paragraph should be a good, “rough” guideline to start with and you can get a bit flatter or vertical from there but not too much.

And as for thinking about the golf swing plane, you only need to think of your backswing plane and swing on there. If you do everything right, you will find it comfortable to swing within your backswing plane.


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