Begin a one plane golf swing by turning the shoulders away from the ball through a complete 90 degree turn. This motion is the best way to start your backswing and will pull the clubface up and down. Keep your right leg (for right handed players) near your left leg near your right leg. Remember that it’s better to swing from the inside of your shoulder than from your hip.
Now, as you come into the top of your swing, turn your wrists inward. You are in a one plane golf swing and your arms are on the plane to the left and right through your setup. Your wrists will now be on a plane to their target. As your arms start to swing out, your shoulders will also start to open.
In order to get a great one plane golf swing, you need to keep your eyes on the ball throughout the swing. Try to center your vision on the ball through your entire shot. If your mind wanders during your swing, turn back to the ball and start your overdrive. If your club head starts to stray to the right or left during your setup, correct this by returning to the ball with a full arm extension. Also, try to keep your hands inside the distance between your left knee and your left foot throughout the swing.
In the next article we’ll look at how to use your lower body in your swing plane. It will be important to use your lower body to shift your weight from your left foot to the right one, so that your clubhead is able to revolve around the ball correctly. With this swing plane, your shoulders and arms will rotate naturally so that you have a smoother golf swing.
To begin your one plane golf swing, your left shoulder should already be pointing toward the sky. Keep your left arm straight without letting it cocking. The only time your arms will need to rotate is when they face each other during the backswing. Forcing your arms to rotate too early in the backswing will cause your shoulders and arms to rotate incorrectly.
Once your left arm is straight, turn it through the proper amount of degrees and make sure that it stays in that position number one throughout your entire backswing. To check if your club is in the correct position number one, simply grab your club’s shaft directly below the left arm and touch it against your shoulder. If it is level with your shoulder, your grip is fine. If you find that it is above or below the beltline, it is necessary for you to adjust the distance between the head of the club and the top of your left arm. Simply move the distance forward one inch at a time and your hands and club should be properly aligned.
Now we come to the last part of the one plane golf swing. What you are going to do next is to swing the club in a circular motion around your body until your hands find a nice smooth spot on the bottom of your shoulders. Your feet must be parallel to the ground. This is where your shoulders act as levers. Once they are parallel to the ground, you are ready to strike the ball.
To perfect your one plane golf swing, remember to keep everything in balance. Also, when shifting your weight from one side to the other, make sure your hips don’t shift too much. Lastly, the backing is crucial, but it is not the most important part of the swing. In order to accomplish the best possible one plane swing, you must execute the backswing perfectly. Once these fundamentals are executed flawlessly, you will then be able to move on to developing more technical aspects of the swing.