Choosing the Best Arm Movements for Your Golf Swing

By Sandy LaBauve

What Arm Movement is Best for Your Golf Swing?

Swinging the golf club on-plate is really important, as I mentioned, but I want you to know that you have two choices.

  1. You can either swing the golf club and manipulate the shaft on-plane (a good friend of ours, Jim Hardy, a teacher from Houston, Texas, talks about this as a two-plane golf swing. It is one in which you are actually swinging the club straight or back and you are rotating the club on-plane. It is a manipulation. Your arms are actually swinging above your shoulders, and you are working the shaft constantly).
  2. Or, you can swing the golf club a little bit more athletically, in which the golf club would go on plane naturally. That is called a one-plane golf swing because your arms are swinging more on your shoulder plane, as opposed to way above your shoulders.

One-Plane Golf Swing for Women

I happen to like the athletic golf swing, especially for women, because it is a lower-maintenance golf swing. When you are swinging it athletically your arms are going back across your chest, much like sports you have probably already played - maybe softball, maybe tennis. So we are gonna talk a lot about the one-plane golf swing for women and how it can make you a better player.


Category: Arms
Sub Categories: Swing Plane

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.