October 17, 2017

Tips For Golf Swing: What Does On Plane Mean?

golf swing instructions and tipsThere are quite a few tips for golf swing when it comes to being on plane during the swing. Some of these tips for golf swing about being on plane are beneficial while others are downright confusing.

I read in on of  the recent golf magazines by a well known instructor that one way to find your correct plane is to swing your club like a baseball bat at different levels until you can hear a swoosh sound, then merely lower you shoulders until your club face is behind your ball –and that’s your plane.

What apparently is not known by the instructor,  as well as not known by most instructors, is that even though such on plane alignment might be established at such point it is very fleeting. For example, were you to adjust your stance after lowering your shoulders until your club face was centered behind your ball, as suggested in the article, the alignment and path of your club face would change and you would no longer be on plane.

Were you to swing your club to the inside or to the outside of its pre-swing alignments during your swing, if you followed the instructions in the above mentioned article, the alignment and swing path of your club face would change and you would no longer be on plane at that point in your swing.

Moreover, if you lowered your shoulders until your club face was centered behind your ball after swinging your club like a baseball bat until you heard the swoosh sound but, the sole of your club face was positioned anywhere but as near as possible to the back of your ball,the sole of your club face would bottom-out at the wrong point of your downswing, even assuming you did not manipulate the club off its pre-swing alignments. Consequently, you would mishit your golf shot.

Many instructors wax incessantly about being on the right plane during the golf swing in order to square the club face to the ball at impact to hit straight golf shots.

However, most students have difficulty of processing such golf swing instructions about being on plane because the plane will change with any subsequent body movement after initially assuming their grip on the club.

Golfers would be better served in terms of instruction if their coaches would speak in terms of  ”swing path” instead of in terms of “swing plane.”

Better yet, everyone including instructors and golfers alike, would be better served in terms of hitting the ball straight in a consistent manner if they learned how to lock-in an on line swing path during the setup proceedings as is taught with the Locked-In Golf Systems™ that can be found at http://lockedingolf.com.

When one of the Locked-In Golf™ Techniques is performed to lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path during the setup proceedings, you will hear the swoosh sound when swinging your club like a baseball bat at all levels. The on line path as well as the square alignment of the club face is locked-in.

Once locked-in in such a manner all that remains is to assume a comfortable stance and posture to the ball, center the sweet spot of the club face as near as possible to the back of the ball and align the shoulders parallel with the target line to complete the setup proceedings.

If you the keep your left heel firmly planted, maintain eye contact with your ball and execute a simple golf swing, your ball will fly as straight as you can point, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your ball and your stance.

When you use one of the Locked-In Golf™ Techniques to hit a straight golf shot, you will not need to concern yourself about being on plane. You will be locked-in to being on plane because you will lock-in an on line swing path.

You should then find most common tips on golf swing about being on plane as completely useless.

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