The One Plane Golf Swing. Presented by Golfzone.

by David Jenyns on May 30, 2011

Great videos from and http GolfZone’s own; Sam Letoutrneau, demonstrates the one plane Golf swing.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

stewdogg42 May 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

@danthegolfer79 Professional golfer? Sure you are.


baseballmike44 May 30, 2011 at 8:54 am

wonder why he swings with so much damn effort with an iron.. he can reduce his backswing by 50% and hit the ball just as far and make a lot better contact and improve consistency. Interesting.


moonergolfs May 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

Great explanation!


pplschamp325 May 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

I’ll save y’all a lot of time and money. Go get “Ben Hogan’s five steps: the modern fundamentals of golf”…or something like that. It is a quick read that will guaranteed improve your game and teach you the one plane swing.


incredible753 May 30, 2011 at 10:43 am

Just hit the fucking ball so we can see your swing


shawlerstyle May 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

gr8 video. best explaination ive seen. what about the 2 plane?


charlton3695 May 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

A traditionally taught FLAT LEFT WRIST in the back-swing creates a two pendulum breakdown between the club head and the major muscles in the shoulders and legs. Therefore, MAXIMUM RADIUS IN THE AVERAGE GOLFER CAN NEVER BE ACCOMPLISHED.


patkrebsgolf May 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

@johngolfi, Seriously, Hardy’s method is crazy. You all reference Mr. Hogans swing, but when you talk about the one plane swing, you teach and talk about stuff different from what Mr. Hogan did in his own swing and against the very fundamentals that he described. The action of the golf swing happens as Mr. Hogan said, except the plane of the backswing goes more thru his sternum than his shoulders. He didn’t need a high speed camera he dug it out of the dirt. Shoulders don’t start the downswing.!


westfork8 May 30, 2011 at 11:56 am

A very well presented orientation. A person can easily put the pieces of this visualization into practice. The feeling of rotation around the spine, coupled with the level turning of the hips is like many other club/racket sports. Stay behind the ball with the 40 degree m/l of tilt, and the turning will bring the club into the back of the ball.


danthegolfer79 May 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm

As a professional golfer I can safely say that this video is the quickest way to confuse normal golfers I have ever seen.


Durs5 May 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

dalton mcready proved that you dont need a backswing to hit a ball any further. Most people over extend, causing the left elbow to fold thus AFFECTING the downswing. Bio mechanically if everyone learnt to hit through a ball on the downswing, then getting to the top is irrelevant. I hit 300 yds when fully powering it, but 275 if i just start at the top. with 60% better accuracy.. Maybe thats why i score 84’s ..


johngolfi May 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

@patkrebsgolf plus Hogan didn’t have so many highspeed cameras if anyone at all, so if he had that and watched his swing in detail he would have tried to get the club more on plane. But anyway he was the best ball stricker ever and they didn’t have a systeme caled one or two plane swing, but if you look att modern day golfers
you will see that there are home marks of the one plane swing there. The “fault” golfers do is that they have a mix of the swings


johngolfi May 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

@patkrebsgolf Hogan was pretty short and the one plane swing works like if you are tall you need to bend over the ball more and the shorter you are the less you have to bend over the ball. Hogan was short and therefore he could use a more upright posture. And when Hogan started the down swing he did use his hips and legs alot and that made him come down in a better position whit the arms and shoulders, and finaly Hogan took the club above the plane line and than laid it back on the plane.


redsoxfreakallover May 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Also i jumped ahead to 2:46 and for a second I thought they digitally took your arms out hha


redsoxfreakallover May 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

@golfzonetv hah reading your comment makes me laugh


patkrebsgolf May 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

There are so many bullet holes in this theory its laughable. Hogan had a very upright posture for this method and he absolutely used his hips and legs athletically better than anybody, even today players. His arm swing with his irons were below his shoulder line and his driver was slightly above his shoulder. Hogan said there was two planes and he was right. You all are chasing your tails.


nikepumps123 May 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

@ilikeitwetto best ball striker ever though. and one plane has taken on a new meaning since norman


rpolancot May 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

This “one plane -around- swing” dont work for me. The time the face is squared to the target line is just too little and gets me very inconsistence. I prefer a more Down the line move with more hips involved. For me a more foregiving swing.


ilikeitwetto May 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

i doubt Hogan would would call himself one plane. Look up Mo Norman for 1 plane. its truely awful!!


RelaxedGameplays May 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

he got wrong grip…


loughmore09 May 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Dont watch this it will just confuse you. Its over complicated


golflegg May 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Buy into it or not, this is a wonderful, concise demonstration of some of the basic fundamentals of the One Plane Swing. Because we stand to the side of the ball, it is natural that there would be more than 1 proper way to swing the club to hit straight shots. Imagine how boring it would be if all the best players in the world swung the club in exactly the same manner. I wouldn’t even watch! Good job on this video and keep up what you’re doing!


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PlottRacing116 May 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Great video thanks


TheGolfdu May 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm

his stance is too wide for an iron, perfect for a driver


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