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Golf Swing Tips for One-Plan Swing

Golf Swing Tips for One-Plan Swing

Different from a “two-plane” swing, in a typical a “one-plane” swing, the backswing moves along the same imaginary lines with the forward swing and get the club face square to impact the golf ball. Some effective golf players prefer a swing that moves along two imaginary lines, while the “two-plane swing” relies on rerouting of the swing, which may result in inconsistency for novice golfers. In this sense, one-plane swing is easier for a golfer to square the face of golf club at the point of impact consistently.

1. Make sure correct fundamentals.

In order to make an efficient one-plane swing, you should make sure your fundamentals are correct. Alignment is of great importance that you should maintain your feet, arms, hips and shoulders all aligned to your target. For your gripping, both of the V’s between your thumb and forefinger must point to the same spot between your neck and shoulder. You should keep in an athletic posture with a straight back. In addition, the ball should be placed at an appropriate position for the club being used. Sometimes a player has to make two-plane swing because he has poor fundamentals.

2. Hit perfect pitch shots.

Use a pitching wedge to ensure your fundamentals and set-up are perfect. Create a “railway” line by putting two clubs parallel to your target line on the ground, one on the far side of the golf ball while the other one close to your feet. Try some short swings to feel your forward arm moving across the chest to initiate the backswing and keep the club face square to the “railway tracks” as possible as you can. In the process of forward swing, you should not feel rerouting of the club. Once you can feel the simplicity of the swing, you can start to make some long swings.

3. Feel a simple swing.

Some swings are politely called “a lot of moving parts”, while, most golf players should have a one-plane swing that is both simple and efficient. How can you determine if you have a one-plane swing? The answer is pretty simple: simplicity. You are using a two-plane swing if you feel that you have to reroute arms during downswing to hit the ball. In the contrary, if you feel like arms going back and then coming forward in the same “track”, then you are using one-plane swing. You can have some simple practice in your office, backyard or basement to feel the simple swing. Even though some touring professionals have two-plane swing, they will help your work with one-plane swing, why? Because a professional knows very well that one-plane swing is more likely in helping amateurs hit good shots and enjoy the game.

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