Swing plane can get complicated — especially if you want to cover all the possible variations in the plane from address to the end of the follow-through. The swing you make with a wedge in your hands is naturally more upright — or should be — than the swing you make with a driver. The driver has a longer shaft than the wedge and a flatter lie the angle at which the shaft emerges from the clubhead , so you have to stand farther away from the ball. The easiest way to keep your swing on plane is to have a series of checkpoints. Checkpoint 1: At address. The shaft starts at a degree angle to the ground.
Over the Top is perhaps the most common swing fault among high handicap golfers. It occurs due to an overuse of the upper body on the downswing. As a result the club will be thrown on the outside of the intended swing plane with the club head approaching the ball from outside to in. This creates a pull if the clubface is square or a slice if the club face is open. The Over the Top move is diagnosed from the target line view. Using your video camera pause the students swing at the address position, now using your graphic tools draw a line up the club shaft plane extending up past the shoulder of the player.
Has your golf swing gone flat? Are you hitting a lot of hooks, or perhaps pushing your shots? Catching the ball thin with your irons? To be sure, a flat swing isn't necessarily a bad thing.
My opinion on this topic is more based around your body type, range of flexibility, and strength. The following article will illustrate the definition of one and two plane golf swings and allow you to diagnose yourself and place yourself into a swing plane category that will work both in the direction of power and consistency. The truth is that most great ball strikers are a hybrid model that encompasses elements of both models. Take a look at the third frame in both swing sequences at the hand position and the angle of the club. This is the obvious difference between the two swing styles, but there are many smaller parts to get each player into these positions that can be fairly technical.