What It Means To Swing On Plane

Chris O’Connell & Jim Hardy

Chris O’Connell & Jim Hardy

SwingU Master Faculty, Golf Magazine & Golf Digest Top 100 Teachers

Each player’s swing shape is unique, but there is only one important ingredient to your specific swing shape: the plane of your swing.

The plane of your swing can be thought of as somewhere in between a merry-go-round and a ferris wheel. Each plane has a horizontal and vertical element to it as well as the plane direction, ie. inside-out or outside-in or at the target. 

When you’re said to be “off plane,” it means your swing either became too much like a ferris wheel or too much like a merry-go-round.


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