String Aid: Path & Plane

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String Aid: Path & Plane
Category: Swing Plane
Sub-Category: Wrist, Practice, Impact, Hands

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Video Golf Tip | String Aid: Path & Plane
By Ed Ibarguen

We are back using the greatest teaching aid of all time, the string tied on two tees. What I want to show you is how effective this can be. Earlier we talked about helping you in your setup. Right now if you are like a lot of golfers you have a tendency to swing and cut across the ball and pull across your body to the left. What the string can do is if I take this, and I am recommending that you try this, you get the string on the ground and you put the ball on the inside of the string. When you set up, the toe of the club is going to just be touching the string. What I want you to realize is that now you have a visual so that if you are cutting across the string, you can see how the clubhead is coming across it, you know that is an outside to inside swing. Remember that the string represents the target line. in a perfect swing we would have a swing that would come inside, down the line and back to inside as the club intersect the plane line. This is a straight plane line that the club should swing down. So if you are one of these guys that comes over it like that then use the string, put the ball on the inside and try to get that club coming from inside the string. Now let's go the other way. You are a little better player, you drop the club inside, we heard for years how Tiger Woods hated that he was getting stuck inside. So now you are going to take this ball and hit balls on the other side of the string. Now what you are doing is to be sure that you are not coming in from too far inside of that string as you approach the ball. You are trying to come down more down that target line, swinging straight down that straight plane line as you are coming trough. The third quick tip that I am going to give you with the string, and it is a wonderful visual, if you put a ball right here on that string, realize that when we make impact that shaft is going to be leaning forward. I like to see a flat left wrist, a bend in the right wrist at impact, and that is the vision that I want you to have. That visual look of your hands being forward at impact on the left side of the string. Now getting in here and doing this kind of shot where the shaft is leaning in the other direction. So the string is going to help you in a lot of ways. Go out to your hardware store, buy one, tie on two tees and you can't go wrong with the string.

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