Jim Furyk's One-Plane Motion

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Jim Furyk's One-Plane Motion
Category: Swing Plane
Sub-Category: Arms, Impact

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Jim Furyk's One-Plane Motion

Let’s talk about Jim Furyk a little bit as a one-plane swinger. You might think that is kind of odd but if you go back to Jim Hardy’s description of one-plane versus two-plane, with a two-plane swinger being more up and down with the arms while the body is turning level to the ground and a one-plane swinger swinging the arms around the body as the body is bent over. That is what Jim Furyk does through impact, which is the key, that is all that counts, making a good repetitive impact that you can do every time. If you think about Jim Furyk, he is hitting every fairway, he is there every week, time after time, never hitting any foul balls, so it is a very repetitive swing. He just does it a little funny. He comes up to set up and he will do a little shuffle, then he will get a little closer, and a little closer and then he will take the club straight up in the air, but when he loops it down into the hitting zone he has his right elbow actually behind him. It actually looks stuck, but obviously it is not stuck as he is playing some good golf. So the elbow is behind him, the club comes down and he pivots through, comes out to the left and all the way up to the finish. He just happens to make a loop, or a detour to get there. Whereas some one-plane swingers bring the club back around and deliver it on the same line back to the ball, he just takes the club back and loops it around to the delivery position and swings on-plane all the way through impact and it works very well. If you can get you’re your downswing in the right position you are going to have some consistency in your golf swing too.

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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