Basically, swing plane is the invisible flat surface that a players golf club head travels along throughout their golf swing. In his 2005 book, the plane truth for golfers, golf instructor jim hardy labels all golf swings as either oneplane or twoplane swings. While you are busy worrying about your grip, your stance, your target, and everything else there is to think about in golf, you may forget to concern yourself with your spine. This is absolutely the best drill for keeping your swing on plane that i have ever seen. Get your driver on plane with this easy drill adrian fryer todays. Video by pete styles now if you want to try and improve your swing plane with your driver, first things first lets understand what swing plane is and now ill give you some tips. Get an on plane golf swing with the 4 square drill.
Jason gusss drill will show you how to hit up on the ball. One plane advocate jim hardy says its more natural swing motion and results in fewer errors because of the fewer moving parts. The problem with a shoulder plane that is too flat in the backswing is that it takes your arms and the golf club out of position, your hands and the club too far behind you at the top see figure 2 this then creates a shift in your swing planes in the downswing, which reduces the efficiency of your golf swing. Club path is the direction the clubhead is travelling in, relative to the target line, at the moment of impact. Give these golf swing plane drills a try before you. However, dont be afraid to consult your local pga member for further assistance. Viewed from the opposite side of the ball, the shafts path will describe an arc. Improve your swing plane with tactics from michael breed, host of the golf fix.
First, lose the golf club and use just your arms as a guide. A lie board is a piece of plastic that golf club fitters use to check and make sure a golfers lie angles are correct. Phil mickelsons driver secrets instruction golf digest. Jun 30, 20 a better swing in 3 easy golf swing drills golfers. Heres a drill to help you learn the correct swing plane once and for all. Top swing plane drills to maintain spine angle maintaining your spine angle throughout your swing is one of the important fundamentals in golf that is easy to overlook. Driver downswing drill september 09, 20 martin hall shows a drill he learned from tom watson to level out his downswing plane that allowed him to make a free and flowing move through.
While there may be some hard work needed to cure your nemesis shot for good, a great starting place to iron out your path issues is a drill using the headcover from your driver. Hit straighter drives with this golf swing path drill the. The simple guide to getting your swing on plane the left rough. Many amateur golfers, and even pros from time to time, suffer from a shoulder plane that is too flat in the backswing. If you make square contact with the ball at impact, your ball will, without a doubt, fly straight. The driver has a longer shaft than the wedge and a flatter lie the angle at which the shaft emerges from the clubhead, so. A lot of golfers really struggle with their swing plane, but most of the struggles are because they get in their own way. For the following collection of 10 best golf swing tips ever what we view as indispensable tips for swing and short game drills golf tips consulted some of its top. This easy drill has the potential to be the most helpful drill youve ever tried. In a oneplane swing, a golfers arms and shoulders swing along the same plane. Sometimes the weather doesnt cooperate, or you dont have enough time to rip out to the golf coursethats okay, cause we got you covered with these simple full swing drills that you can perform in a small space. The same thing applies to the golf swingthe flatter and more inclined the plane of the shaft is traveling down into the ball, the more distance the clubhead has to travel and the longer youll. Jun 09, 2017 hitting your driver, fairway woods and long irons off the tee and hitting them straight and long is not easybut with this very simple practice drillit just got much, much easier. Give these golf swing plane drills a try before you tee off next time and i know it will really help your golf game.
Piers ward and andy proudman analyse one of their followers golf swing ad help fix his backswing plane. Best golf swing takeaway drills for your driver drills and. If youre someone who gets nervous on the tee box, that mental state is affecting how you physically swing your driver. Best golf swing takeaway drills for your driver today, i want to give you some of my best golf swing takeaway drills for your driver. The plane of your swing is dictated to a large extent by the shafts angle at address. The concept of the swing plane is one that tends to be very confusing to most golfers, so here is a drill that we hope will shed some light. Stand farther from the ball, bend over, and hold your driver like a hockey stick. The purpose of this drill is to give you a sense of where your follow through should end up. How to fix your golf swing plane simple drill youtube. Mastering golf swing plane how to break 80 ultimate free golf. Golf swing plane made easy tips and drills for a perfect swing plane today ive got a video for you titled golf swing plane made easy which includes some great golf swing plane drills. Remember, a flatter golf swing will make it easier to make more consistent contact with your irons and hit bombs with your driver. This is the easiest backyard driver drill weve ever seen. Slowing your golf swing down may provide more control and your ability to get more distance in your golf game.
Understanding swing plane and club path andrew rice golf. Sep 19, 2016 the golf swing plane dowel drill this drill is intended to help players who tend to slice the ball or come over the top. Tour sticks are golf training sticks that help improve your golf game by reinforcing the fundamentals of the golf swing. Being able to swing a driver properly leads to tee shots that land with distance and accuracy on the fairway.
Ideally, if the shaft created a dotted line in the air during the backswing, youd see it reverse course and follow the same path or very close to it during the downswing. In this video tg elite teaching professional adrian fryer looks at how the majority of amateur golfers start their downswing with the upper body. In golf circles, there is often discussion of which golf swing is more effective. Place some masking tape on the mirror at the same angle and position as i have. Swing tracks drill insures your swing plane is correct. The simple swing plane drill thats going to make you. Oct 30, 2015 the golf fixs michael breed shares a couple of simple drills to help you maintain spine angle through the golf swing. Its taken some getting used to, but the results are encouraging.
He demonstrates expert golf swing tips for a better angle of attack, and explains why it doesnt matter what you do in your backswing, as long as you get your clubface on plane in your downswing. Learn how your left thumb and right ear can help you create a perfect golf backswing plane just like the pros you see on t. Michael breed swing starting drill for good backswing. Grip end points at ball before working on your swing plane, its important to know if your swing plane actually needs work. Jul 18, 2018 for more golf tips and drills please make sure to check out for more golf lessons and instructions please click the show more button below. The first swing plane drill well talk about is the lie board drill. While no golfer is going to hit every fairway they face, the ability to hit most of your fairways will put you way ahead of the game. Brian mogg shows how a water bottle can help you swing the driver on the proper path for better results. Most players swing outsidein out to left field whereas the minority of golfers swing. Swing plane is simply the angle of your swing arc in relation to the ground. If you struggle to hit solid iron shots, this swing plane drill will teach you how to swing on plane and make your swing more efficient. Heres a simple way to check with just a club and a full length reflective surface. If youre struggling with your takeaway, especially with longer clubs like your driver and fairway woods, this video will show you how to start your driver swing correctly on the right plane, with great tempo. If you like this drill and want more tips, check out our full video series with kyle.
Aug 17, 2015 this is a simple drill that will quickly teach you what a correct shoulder turn should feel like in a great golf swing. This video is about how to stop hitting behind the ball in golf. Rather than letting golfers just starting out swing and swing to eventually develop a comfortable swing that sends the ball straight, we recommend starting with beginner golf swing plane training. Beginner golf swing drill to improve swing plane pga. Jul 25, 2011 lets view swing plane as the hula hoop in the pictures below it is the angle upon which the arc of the swing travels. Mar 29, 2019 while there may be some hard work needed to cure your nemesis shot for good, a great starting place to iron out your path issues is a drill using the headcover from your driver.
Use this drill to get on plane in your golf backswing video. The swingplane is a frequently misunderstood, and frequently misused, term that has entered the golf intructional worlds lexicon in recent years, and there are endless debates in golf discussion forums on what represents the correct swingplane. None more so than when theyve got the driver in their hands because the driver is the longest club it hits the ball the furthest but most importantly it can curve the ball it has the ability to curve the ball more than any other club. The concept of the swing plane is one that tends to be very confusing to most golfers, so here is a drill that we hope will shed some light on this mystery.
In this video, pga professional joseph hallett explains a golf swing follow through drill where you start your swing already in motion. Hit straighter drives with this golf swing path drill. This simple little drill will actually cure a huge number of swing. One of the greatest skills you can have on the golf course is the ability to hit your driver down the middle of the fairway time after time.
Todays longest hittersdj, bubba, philtend to swing the club past parallel at the top of the backswing. Aug 15, 2017 jim roy shows us what hes done throughout his golf career to keep his swing plane in check, and a few drills and feels you can start using to fix your swing plane. Tour sticks can help improve your golf swing by using golf swing plane drills. How to swing more intoout todays video is all about how to fix your excessive outtoin path with one simple drill if you enjoyed this weeks tip on alexelliottgolf, then please. On the contrary to what you might have learned, the golf swing is a big circle not straight back and straight through. Forgetting for now the complex coordination required to create a powerful and accurate golf swing, theres really only one aspect of the stroke that dictates if the ball goes straight. 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. Video by pete styles now if you want to try and improve your swing plane with your driver, first things first lets understand what swing plane is and now ill give you some tips on how you can improve it or change it if its not quite right. Oct 04, 2017 director of instruction at the trugolf academy jon watts talks you through how to ensure your backswing and downswing are perfectly on plane with this simple drill.
Indoor backswing drills here are two indoor swing drills you can do in the comforts of your own home. The swing plane is the path traveled by the club shaft throughout the golf swing. A better swing in 3 easy golf swing drills golfers. In the video below, golftec director of instruction, patrick nuber, explains how using your headcover as an obstacle to change your current swing path can help you hit. Back to the wall even golfers who understand the concept of swing plane still have trouble identifying whether or not.
Let me know if you have tried this technique or a similar one and results your. Michael breed, host of the golf fix has a backswing drill to get the golf swing started on the right path. This is a great drill to help you to develop an on plane swing. You can use tour sticks for this if you have them, but you dont need a fancy training aid. Brian mogg gives advice on finding the proper swing plane for your driver in this 30 seconds to know.
Rather than letting golfers just starting out swing and swing to eventually develop a comfortable swing that sends the ball straight, we recommend starting with beginner golf swing plane. You may choose to hold off releasing the club through impact. What is the correct swing plane for a golf driver video by. Twoplane swingers move their arms in a more vertical arc. The swing plane as in the plane that the club is swung along is an important attribute and aspect of any golfers golf game. The noodle will train you to swing back and through on the same plane, and will make your swing more efficient.
With a shortiron, grip down on the shaft so that the butt end of the club almost touches your belly button. In a great swing, your shoulders should turn back on a plane that is perpendicular to your spine at address. There are a couple great, and simple, swing plane drills that every golfer can use to make sure they are swinging on plane. You can hit full shots with this drill, but i would suggest starting with very small swings and progressing to larger swings slowly. Director of instruction at the trugolf academy jon watts talks you through how to ensure your backswing and downswing are perfectly on plane with this simple drill. For more golf tips and drills please make sure to check out. In the video below, golftec director of instruction, patrick nuber, explains how using your headcover as an obstacle to change your current swing. Drills to maintain spine angle in the golf swing golf channel. Getting the correct golf swing plane puts you in the best position to square the clubface at impact resulting in better contact and lower scores. If youre used to coming deep as you go back, then when you visualize these quadrants and work to keep the club in box 2 youll probably feel like it stays out front even as you keep turning and get to the top. If your swing plane were perfectly flat, the club would swing around your body horizontal to the ground like a merrygoround. But that doesnt mean its the best technique for a weekend golfer, who tends to. The driver is different than other clubs because to hit driver well, the low point of your swing should be further back than with other full swing clubs.
Heres a drill that can tell you what type of swinger you are. If you made a perfectly upright swing, the club would travel on an arc perpendicular to the ground, like a ferris wheel. One of the most common swing flaws is an outsidetoin swing path it is a major contributor to the slice and also robs you of power. A good tee shot is often the leadin to a good golf score. Mastering the swing depends on both stance and swing mechanics. We use a simple alignment aid to help you visualize the different spaces in the golf swing. To hone the rotation of the oneplane swing, use this drill.
Aug 03, 2015 getting the correct golf swing plane puts you in the best position to square the clubface at impact resulting in better contact and lower scores. Michael breed swing plane tips using clothes hanger golf. Jim roy shows us what hes done throughout his golf career to keep his swing plane in check, and a few drills and feels you can start using to fix your swing plane. For golfers, among the most important aspects of a good golf shot is beginning the swing with the proper posture and making a swing on the proper plane. The grass in your lawn is the perfect swing aide for working on your. Posture is how a golfer angles his or her body in relation to the golf ball, and is important because it affects the golfers power and balance during the swing.1432 350 477 18 22 529 1212 634 1055 1497 435 352 595 1105 757 1229 494 47 544 197 578 1399 36 1127 1431 966 704 1335 627 1022 1131 812 1223 248 719 599