A Rotary Swing Plane

A Rotary Swing Plane

The swing shape that we use when we’re trying to hit a full swing is a rotary swing, it’s a rounded swing. If you’ve played some other sports before, it will help. Think about tennis or baseball, if you just picked up a tennis racket you’re familiar with this and you wind up and you swing through, you see how much the tennis racket works around your body. That’s how you get good power. When you swing a golf club, we’re going to be using different lengths. This is a sand wedge, it’s much shorter. This is a wood, it’s longer. The longer the club the longer the ball should go. Also the more rounded the swing shape is going to appear. Watch me swing this wood and see how circular this looks. Now, the mistake that’s often made in golf is to swing which is unnatural way, is to try to swing the golf club too up-and-down. If you do that you’ll lose a lot of power. These swings look like this. You can see what happens, you crash into the ground and all your energy is exerted into the ground rather than into the ball. Remember, when you’re making a full swing, we want a more rounded-shape swing. Think of it like a circle, where the club works around your body on the backswing and around your body on the through-swing. It will help you finish in balance. You’ll do all kinds of good things.

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

Sandy LaBauve is one of the world's best beginner, junior and women's instructors. She is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and is Founder and Creative Consultant for the LPGA Junior Girls Golf Club.


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