Two-Plane Downswing

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Two-Plane Downswing
Category: Downswing
Sub-Category: Arms, Swing Plane
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Video Golf Tip | Two-Plane Downswing

In a two-plane downswing, the first move you want to make is a hip slide and an arm drop in front of you. As I am doing that what you are going to notice is how much those moves are helping the club drop down on-plane so that it is on a good angle to return to the ball and hit the ball squarely. It is very important that I do that with good timing, I need to get both motions working at the same time so that I do not have one thing going before the other, otherwise the club will not flatten out like it needs to and get on a good angle. As I am feeling that motion right here, and it is more of a pulling motion with my left arm as I am sliding my hips, I want to feel like I snapped my wrists really good coming through to help square the face because one thing you notice when the club is coming down often times it will not square up as well as it should, so I have to force it or manipulate it a little bit to come through and make sure the face squares up. The downside of a two-plane swing in my opinion is that it relies so much on timing. There are so many things you need to do at the right time in order for it to work. It is a higher maintenance golf swing, you need to practice it more to get your timing down. I think you will find if you go to a one-plane golf swing that it is a simpler swing to repeat, thus you gain consistency and you also are going to gain a lot of power.

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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