Two Different Swing Paths For One Plane and Two Plane Downswings

Two Different Swing Paths For One Plane and Two Plane Downswings

Let’s talk about how you bring the club down from the top of your swing.

Downswing Technique: One-Plane vs. Two-Plane Swing

  1. Now if you are a two-planer swinging the club more upright, you have your shoulders more level and your club higher, you are going to need an arm drop down into the delivery area and then you are going to start turning your body as you go through. That is for a two-planer.
  2. For a one-planer that is more bent over and has the club more behind him, the right arm is going to have to stay on top and throw around the body to the left. If you start down with the right arm pulling in, that is how people get stuck, it puts the arms out in front and the club back too far behind you.

So you will notice how I am actually turning my right arm palm down and throwing around my body to the left as I come through. It would look something like this. From the top of the swing, around in a circle and then to the finish. Stay on top with the one-plane swing, arm drop for the two-plane swing. You will be on your way to better golf.

Category: Downswing
Sub-Category: Arms, Swing Plane
About the Instructor
Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.


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