The Golf Swing:Do Know Which Plane You Are On?

Swinging on the proper golf plane is the most important component that a golfer should strive to perfect. But what plane is right for you? Are you better suited as a one plane swinger or a two planner?

The more familiar two plane golf swing is made up of a couple of imaginary lines, one that can be traced from the golf ball through the golfer’s shoulders at address, and the other drawn up the shaft of the golf club and through the hip area for a mid iron. The idea is that on the backswing the club will travel somewhere within these two lines.

At the top of this backswing the right-handed golfer’s hands are noticeably above his/her right shoulder, and their left arm is more upright. Done correctly, at the top of the backswing, the golfer is in a powerful, on plane and ready position to begin the transition to the ever important downswing. Unfortunately this is where so many weekend golfer’s swings run amok and go off plane.

Why is that so? Because in the transition from backswing to downswing, the two plane golfer now must wait at the top of the backswing for a split second, in order to time the move, while their arms drop back on the correct swing plane. If their body is moving laterally toward the target even a fraction too quickly, or it they are swaying too much, they will pull the club off plane. Many golfers rush their swing from the top and cast the club out away from their bodies and across the target line. Again, this move takes their club well off of the correct golf swing plane. The likelihood of them delivering a square hit to the back of the golf ball is slim.

The two plane golf swing requires more timing and is more likely to be manipulated when the golfer senses that they are getting off plane. It’s much harder to do consistently, than the one plane concept.

Having said this, Tiger Woods has returned to a two plane swing after successfully playing with a one plane oriented swing for a few years. And I prefer the two plane swing for my stature and ability.

The one plane golf swing, on the other hand, follows the imaginary line drawn from the golf ball up the golf shaft and through the hip area of the golfer.

At the top of this backswing, the right-handed golfer’s hands are in a lower, flatter position at the top, than are the two plane golfer’s. And the key factor with this swing is that their left arm is parallel to the lines the shoulders form. Their swing path is more around them and more inside than the two plane golfer’s swing.

On the crucial transition to the downswing, all the one plane golfer has to do is turn toward the target, as they are already on plane and do not have to time the move.

In theory and practice, staying on the same plane throughout the process makes it more efficient and easier to return the club head from whence it started, at the back of the golf ball.

If the amateur golfer can master this simpler swing plane, without getting too flat and without getting the golf club too far around and behind their body, (stuck), then the elimination of the dicey backswing to downswing transition alone would be well worth incorporating this one plane motion.

Two of the finest ball strikers of all time, Ben Hogan and Moe Norman, successfully incorporated versions of the one plane golf swing into their repertoire.

The fact is that many of today’s professionals incorporate a little of both theories and only by experimenting on the practice range will you be able to find what suits you best.

If you’re interested, consider getting a swing plane training device to help you get the feel for the proper golf swing plane and build the necessary muscle memory to be able to duplicate it out on the golf course. Nothing will accelerate your swing plane learning curve faster than practicing on a quality golf swing trainer.

I believe, especially for the weekend golfer, that simpler is better. Eliminate as many movable parts of the golf swing that you can and you will improve your game.

Jack McDermott. Improve golf by implementing the correct golf swing plane with a quality swing plane trainer aid

 

Swinging on the proper golf plane is the most important component that a golfer should strive to perfect. But what plane is right for you? Are you better suited as a one plane swinger or a two planner?

 

The more familiar two plane golf swing is made up of a couple of imaginary lines, one that can be traced from the golf ball through the golfer’s shoulders at address, and the other drawn up the shaft of the golf club and through the hip area for a mid iron. The idea is that on the backswing the club will travel somewhere within these two lines.

 

At the top of this backswing the right-handed golfer’s hands are noticeably above his/her right shoulder, and their left arm is more upright. Done correctly, at the top of the backswing, the golfer is in a powerful, on plane and ready position to begin the transition to the ever important downswing. Unfortunately this is where so many weekend golfer’s swings run amok and go off plane.

 

Why is that so? Because in the transition from backswing to downswing, the two plane golfer now must wait at the top of the backswing for a split second, in order to time the move, while their arms drop back on the correct swing plane. If their body is moving laterally toward the target even a fraction too quickly, or it they are swaying too much, they will pull the club off plane. Many golfers rush their swing from the top and cast the club out away from their bodies and across the target line. Again, this move takes their club well off of the correct golf swing plane. The likelihood of them delivering a square hit to the back of the golf ball is slim.

 

The two plane golf swing requires more timing and is more likely to be manipulated when the golfer senses that they are getting off plane. It’s much harder to do consistently, than the one plane concept.

 

Having said this, Tiger Woods has returned to a two plane swing after successfully playing with a one plane oriented swing for a few years. And I prefer the two plane swing for my stature and ability.

 

The one plane golf swing, on the other hand, follows the imaginary line drawn from the golf ball up the golf shaft and through the hip area of the golfer.

 

At the top of this backswing, the right-handed golfer’s hands are in a lower, flatter position at the top, than are the two plane golfer’s. And the key factor with this swing is that their left arm is parallel to the lines the shoulders form. Their swing path is more around them and more inside than the two plane golfer’s swing.

 

On the crucial transition to the downswing, all the one plane golfer has to do is turn toward the target, as they are already on plane and do not have to time the move.

 

In theory and practice, staying on the same plane throughout the process makes it more efficient and easier to return the club head from whence it started, at the back of the golf ball.

 

If the amateur golfer can master this simpler swing plane, without getting too flat and without getting the golf club too far around and behind their body, (stuck), then the elimination of the dicey backswing to downswing transition alone would be well worth incorporating this one plane motion.

 

Two of the finest ball strikers of all time, Ben Hogan and Moe Norman, successfully incorporated versions of the one plane golf swing into their repertoire.

 

The fact is that many of today’s professionals incorporate a little of both theories and only by experimenting on the practice range will you be able to find what suits you best.

 

If you’re interested, consider getting a swing plane training device to help you get the feel for the proper golf swing plane and build the necessary muscle memory to be able to duplicate it out on the golf course. Nothing will accelerate your swing plane learning curve faster than practicing on a quality golf swing trainer.

 

I believe, especially for the weekend golfer, that simpler is better. Eliminate as many movable parts of the golf swing that you can and you will improve your game.

 

Jack McDermott. Improve golf by implementing the correct golf swing plane with a quality swing plane trainer aid http://0db71d-yp9tcfu8wkmvdtcs5fq.hop.clickbank.net/

 

Copyright 2012 Ty Bryant  http://www.allthetime247.com all rights reserved

 

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