Establish your swing plane the right way
The swing plane is perhaps the most basic and important part of the golf game and requires the player to master the path of the golf club’s shaft through the actual swing. The angle of the shaft would determine the club head position which in turn will affect the outcome of the ball strike.
The following are some of the ways an individual can consider when trying to gain some control over the swing plane executed:
The address – the shaft should be positioned to start at a 45 degree angle to the ground.
When taking the club back for the swing, it should be until the left arm is fairly horizontal. Here the club’s butt or the part at the end of the grip should be pointing directly along the target line.
This target line is the direction the ball is to take in flight to the intended spot. If this is achieved, the individual is now successfully on the swing plane, however if there are any variations to this, it would mean the target line in not ideal thus causing the shot to end up off its intended course.
At the top of the swing position, the club should be in parallel alignment with an imagined line drawn along the heels. If this is not positioned so, then there would be a high probability of hooking or slicing the shot. Within this particular movement there are many other smaller details that should also be considered and followed as closely as possible.
Halfway through the downward swing, when the left arm is back in the horizontal position, the shaft’s butt should be pointing to the target line. This will create identical movements in the upward and downward motions.