Golf explanation of swing plane

by David Jenyns on April 30, 2012

Go to www.maxyourgame.com to see more free videos. This lesson explains different aspects of the swing plane.
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Fred hitting a driver
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ktkl68 April 30, 2012 at 8:11 am

The plane of the swing is the same for all clubs… but as you said for drivers and as the club gets longer, your hands will be deeper than with your shorter clubs. Whether your hands are deeper? or not, the butt end of the club will be pointing at the ball at half swing and aim parallel to the target at the top of the swing.

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tdreamgmail April 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

this angle would? not work for driver

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michaeltillcock April 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

is my swing on plane?
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onephenom April 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

the ideal ballstriker hits the ball on the original shaft plane. look up wayne defrancesco. idk which videos but i know he’s said in a? few videos that the best, most consistent ball strikers get the ball back to the same plane at address.

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rw5791 April 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

this is the shaft plane.The swing plane is from the ball to the shoulders.The problem is he is not seeing the arc in 3 dimensions.It’s like a coil.The swing plane is a 2D slice of that coil.Now,visualize the clubhead square to that backswing arc,it must never deviate from it.By a combination of weight shift,coiling and wrist hinge the left arm should arrive at the top of the? swing in a position flush up against the swing plane.

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SteelCaviar April 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi,? if anyone could check out my video of my golf drive, and give me some advice on my technique I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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SteelCaviar April 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

Hi, if anyone could check out my video of my golf drive, and give me some advice on my? technique I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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jhaley12 April 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

great video but let me ask you something. I’ve seen Jim Flick, Hank Haney and a host of others say at the top of the backswing if you dropped the club it should hit your right shoulder, yet if you did this here? it would miss your shoulder. Freddie Couples shaft at the top looks like it’s across his collarbone. I’m coming too far for the inside hitting blocks and hooks, plus the dreaded hosel sometimes. any ideas?

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RoyDMcAvoy April 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

This video is spot-on! In the downswing Hogan & most? every great player gets the golf shaft dead on the original shaft planeformed at address. Almost as many return their trailing arm elbow directly down its lane as well. Great explanation. If you do that the clubhead/butt will either be pointing at the target line or parallel t it at all times. Precisely as in the video. RDM

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touchdown357 April 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

This actually isn’t a great example. There are really 2 planes (to keep it simple) in golf–the backswing plane and the downswing plane. The backswing plane is the angle of club at address, and once it leaves that initial line the shaft line should be pointed at the ball (not outside it like? the video shows). The down swing plane is the angle of the club at impact. The club should follow that plane angle for the downswing. (under / over = draw; over/under = cut) Source: scratch handicap

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DonLduk April 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hello. Great video ! thanks for your explanation. would you review my swing in? the last video uploaded? I’d like opinions! thanks

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lennonheads April 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

He explains very well(as many do) what a one plane swing Looks like. But it gets pretty confusing to alot of golfers how to recreate that one plane action in their own swing. First your posture, you should be bent from the hips aprox 35%. Secondly forget the club, hands and arms..they’re all bit players in the one plane swing. Rotate your rt shoulder back approx 90% level to your posture position…and release by unwinding your from your hips and up..Posture/rotation and release.Oneplane keys?

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AKL005 April 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

No one ever talks about the hips… Is it a quiet take back, then lead the club at follow through?? This is clearly not the only important part to the golf swing. Need info on the hips.

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pensiontransfer April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Great video? !

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TomokoMurakami April 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Good? instruction. Thanks.

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vjwmd April 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Without question the best representation I have seen of the shaft plane and the shoulder plane and the convergence back? to the shaft plane etc….Well done

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dschultz6072 April 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm

the only way to achieve a one plane swing is have your left (lead for you lefty weirdos) arm be the same angle as your shoulder tilt in the backswing, and your right arm is the same angle in the follow through. in other words, your left arm comes straight across your chest, right in front of your collar bone on the backswing, and the right arm mirrors it on the followthrough. that’s all that is required of a one plane swing. turn back, turn through. ?

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Gyro911 April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I found the best way to achieve the one plane swing plane is tilting your head down? and making your left shoulder go under the chin while maintaining a straight left arm

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sbadude1 April 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

couldnt your body being in the wrong position cause the club to be on the wrong “plane” and not the club that causes the body? to move?

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ninervhfan April 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Awesome info !!?

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taylormadeNo1 April 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm

yes….but he’s? grooved that swing since he was a little kid. There has to be a teaching medium for beginners and teaching them the take away that is “on plane” is really the only correct way.

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jennaethan April 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I dont think it matters as much what the backswing looks like or if it’s “on plane” Its really during the impact and followthru that you need to be on plane. Look at Jim Furyk, he’s really got a vertical backswing then coming backdown his arms and hands fall down? to the “slot” . Only then he in perfect plane to go to impact and followthru.

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TheGolfSage April 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

You can learn? a flawless golf swing. It’s all about the fundamentals!

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TheGolfSage April 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

You can learn a flawless golf swing. It’s all about the? fundamentals!

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dschultz6072 April 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm

This is something I have been able to teach myself with the original swingrite aid. Very amazing, to say the least. I can get it to deploy with the setting at #1, but have yet to get that speed onto a ball. For me, it feels like the? second my shoulders unwind early the power just goes out the window. the power is all the ability to stabilize your body and give the clubhead that vicious snap at the bottom using hand and forearm strength. everything the body does is reactionary.

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LondonNYLA April 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Holy shit, he? swings pretty fucking hard…

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jdaog April 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

man that pose in 0:20 has to? be something out of a movie. lol love how he looks so carefree xD

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pensiontransfer April 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

thanks for the uploads – I love? your taste

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tejanochris April 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I dont like gloves either. Cant get a? good feel of the club.
I threw my glove away after two years of playing and never looked back.

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sniffy45 April 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Fred is an awesome golfer,? love his swing and his attitude, what a pro.

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emncaity April 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm

A lot of it is his ability to let his shoulders follow and support his arm swing rather than dragging his arms through impact with shoulders. If you can freeze it halfway down, look how far back his shoulders are? staying while his arms swing down on the right path and the hips have cleared–huge differential between hips and shoulders.

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sandersuperfollador April 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

he has the fastest? hips in pga tour

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helenathena May 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

@devlins10 i hope you know him swinging it easily is an illusion almost, freddys foot work? is nothing of ease

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helenathena May 1, 2012 at 1:03 am

want a nice swing? foot work, effortless? hip turn?

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floflwaffle May 1, 2012 at 1:53 am

WOW talk about smooth? like a centrefold’s ass

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floflwaffle May 1, 2012 at 2:07 am

Luke Donald does an okay job of it? I think.

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jackhbradford May 1, 2012 at 2:39 am

The only man? that can still rock a visor.

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Shodansixtyone May 1, 2012 at 3:31 am

Copy this swing and can you can? play golf forever

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Goynes42 May 1, 2012 at 4:08 am

Freddie is proof positive that if? you have great tempo, you can overcome what many people call swing “flaws.” I freaking love watching Freddie swing!

I don’t think many golf teachers would advocate learning Freddie’s swing exactly. But every single one of them WOULD advocate copying his tempo. If you have a smooth tempo like that, it WILL make your swing better. No matter what you swing like.

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eto121212 May 1, 2012 at 4:54 am

he neva made it big cause he jut ply? dah game

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swingtrade2 May 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

the club head is off the ground? when the swing starts.

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63Brummie May 1, 2012 at 6:41 am

Even at full throttle Fred looks like? he’s half asleep …he’s so laid back…

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phantomlord54 May 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

Happy? 50th Fred

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