In this lesson, we will discuss the swing plane and why you need to stay on plane. The swing plane is the golf swing’s arc. It’s the swing’s path as it moves back and through.
Ideally, if you draw a line up your shaft and another in line with your shoulders, your clubhead and hands should stay within this path on both the back and downswings.
A common tendency is swinging above this plane, which produces the dreaded slice, weak right or low left shot. A less common tendency is swinging from too inside where the club head and hands are below the shaft line. This will typically result in duck hooks or blocked shots to the right.
A good indicator to determine if you are on plane is to take a video of your swing from down the line. If on the downswing, the shaft of the club bisects your forearms, then you are on plane. If the shaft is on your upper forearm, it’s above the plane. If your shaft sits on your lower forearms, then you are below the plane. So work with your golf pro to groove a better swing plane for better contact with all your clubs.