Posts Tagged ‘Golf Swing Plane’

The Correct Golf Swing Plane!

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.

Tom Watson’s Explanation on the Secret to Consistent Golf Swing!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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Well, I might have analyzed hundreds of golf swings in my life but perhaps Tom Watson’s explanation on secret to a consistent golf swing will help you more with his simple wisdom, “keep your spine angle consisten and turn around it.”

And this has everything to do with keeping your clubhead and body parts on-plane.  The golf swing plane only exists as a result of this spine angle.

I think this advice will help you more because it’s so simple and it’s coming from Tom Watson.

Watch the video and learn! :)

Interesting Golf Links for 09-17-07

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Follow Through

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Follow Through

As you can see, the follow-through shown here is not too on-plane, but not too bad. (for playing golf for the first time in couple months…)

Anyways, the ideal follow-through is the one that will meet that yellow line. (or the plane)

This swing is actually going slightly outside-in, which was how I was hitting the ball today.

Anyways, hopefully I should be able to get my golf game together over the next couple days and get you a perfect plane shot…

In the meanwhile, you can try to “hit the right field” if you are experiencing lots of slices. For hookers? I don’t know, just stop being a hooker! :p

Bad-Plane

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Bad-Plane

Here’s an example of going outside my plane. As discussed in the previous post about Tiger’s plane, it seems here that I am on my way to hitting the ball with a 50 yard slice here. This is what NOT to do…

Tiger’s Takeaway – The Secret Swing Plane

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

 

Tiger’s Takeaway

After analyzing Tiger’s swing for more than 10 years since he’s appearance on U.S. Amateur, I have found what Tiger does different than anyone else.

Somewhat similar to Ben Hogan’s Swing Plane theory (which we will also get into later), Tiger’s swing stays on this plane:

The plane is between the middle of the ball and middle of his shoulder sockets. As you can see in the picture, Tiger will not leave that plane with his clubhead during his whole swing.

This is something I’ve realized over the years after carefully analyzing his swing and haven’t seen it mentioned in TV or even Golf Digest. (Maybe this IS the secret)

Yes, this is slightly different from David Leadbetter’s 2 swing planes but it’s one thing I’ve noticed that a lot of top pros are doing this.

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