Improve Your Golf Swing Plane For Better Golf
Once you have a good golf setup, the next step to master is having a correct golf swing plane. Many teaching professionals and instructors will focus a lot on having a good swing plane. Some beginner or amateur players may not know what a swing plane is. Well, simply put, the swing plane is the imaginary line the starts at your club shaft at address and goes up along that same line as high as the swing goes. Your swing plane and Golf Swing Path are similar but the path includes swing arc width as well as direction your club is moving in.
The line of the swing plane is where the club will start back on and continue through the backswing. The club can come slightly above the plane line as you turn in the second half of the backswing. Swinging on plane is really important in order to be able to hit the golf ball straight. Your distance will also improve by swinging on the right path. Swinging off plane will lead to missing shots to the right or left. A golf swing that is too steep will lead to pulls and slices. A swing that is too laid off of flat will tend to lead towards hooking and blocked shots out to the right.
You want to visualize the path of your golf club swinging like a circle instead of swinging straight back and straight through. The golf club will turn around your body as you complete your backwing and your downswing. You also want the your club to swing up and down the golf swing plane line near the impact position.
Basically you want to swing the golf club so that the way the club sits at the address position is the same way at impact. If you manipulate the club too much in your swing or have swing faults, you can often times get "off plane" coming into the ball on the downswing or at impact. This will lead to inconsistent results in your ball striking.
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Understand And Improve Your Golf Swing Path
Your Golf Swing Path includes swinging on the correct swing plane. If you are trying to hit the ball straight, the path of your club should come inside to square at impact to inside again after impact. There are a couple other considerations to be aware of with your swing path. With your irons, you'll want to have a more V shaped path near impact. With the driver and woods, you'll want more of a U shaped swing path because you are trying to feel more of a sweeping motion. The key to hitting solid irons is to swing down when trying to hit the ball allowing the loft of the club to go up in the air. You want to hit the driver and woods with more of an upswing and not be as steep coming into the ball as with the irons.
Other Problems Related To The Golf Swing Plane:
Flat Golf Swing
Golf Swing Too Inside
Golf Swing Too Outside
Golf Swing Too Steep
Quick Tips For Keeping Your Swing On Plane:
Take a 1/2 backswing and stop. Notice where your left elbow is pointing. If the left elbow points down at your shoes, your swing plane is too steep. If your left elbow points out in front of the golf ball, your swing plane is too laid off or flat. If your left elbow points at the golf ball, you are on the right track and your swing will be on plane so far.
Take a full backswing but stop at the top of your swing. Simply loosen your grip and allow the club to fall on you. If the club is on plane correctly, it should fall on the tip of your right shoulder. If the club falls too much toward your neck or head, your plane is too steep. If the club falls below your shoulder, your swing path is too laid off or flat.
At impact, you want the club shaft to be in the same position as was in when you setup or addressed the golf ball. If you tend to stand up or come out of your shots, the club probably is coming into the golf ball above the correct plane line. Just try to focus on getting your club back to the same position it was in at address when you are hitting the ball and you'll be on your way to hitting more solid and consistent golf shots.
These golf swing plane tips should help you get the club on the correct golf swing plane more easily. There is a good article that will also help you with more getting your swing on plane. Check It Out Here.
There is often a lot of talk about the one plane golf swing. Learn more about this Here. This is really not that important to worry about in my opinion. However, I've explained some basic principles about the difference between the one plane and two plane swing so you can understand what these mean.
Check out this Easy Tip For Getting On Track and for improving your swing plane at the top of the backswing. This is probably the easiest way to learn to swing on plane correctly.
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