02 Oktober 2009

golf swing instruction

Pure Golf is rooted in the history and traditions of the game. It is wind swept and
has undulating fairways and greens protected by deep, sod-faced bunkers and
bordered by wispy fescue grasses. Pure golf plays dry and fast and all the trouble
is on the ground between the golfer and the hole. Pure golf requires courage,
skill and strategy.

One Plane Golf Swing vs. Two Plane Golf Swing - What's the Difference?
As I mentioned, Jim Hardy (learn more) is credited with being the first to come up with the idea that there are two sets of fundamentals in golf. I agree, that at its most basic form, there are essentially two types of golf swings - a one plane swing and a two plane swing. While there are thousands of variations of each swing, every golfer can be seen to exhibit traits as one or the other. If you don't know which you are, then that helps explain part of the reason why you are struggling. As Hardy put it, the two swings are like oil and water, they don't mix. He advocates that you can't take parts from a one plane swing and put them into a two plane swing. I do not totally agree with this but do believe that Hardy's ideas can act as useful guidelines for understanding the golf swing in a much simpler form. However, if everyone were required to fall perfectly within these two sets of fundamentals to properly strike the ball, every swing on Tour would fall much more neatly into one set of fundamentals or the other. Of course, it doesn't happen this way, but I do believe these ideas act as a useful guide.

Unfortunately, within the golf instruction community there is a lot of confusion with golfers hearing conflicting tips on the golf swing. Every swing guru today has his or her trademark "tips" that they use to differentiate themselves and their tips often conflict with another swing guru's opinion of the swing. There is nothing more frustrating for a golfer than reading an article in a magazine from one instructor who says one thing and then to turn a couple pages to another article that says the exact opposite. It is this exact scenario that led me to developing this website, to help educate golfers on the two sets of fundamentals in the swing that Jim Hardy came up with and to bring together a public forum for learning.

Jim Hardy explained that the simplest way to think of the differences between the two swings is this: In a two plane swing, the arms and shoulders swing on two different planes at the top of the swing, in a one plane swing the arms swing up to be more or less on the same plane as the shoulders. For the two plane swing, imagine Davis Love III or David Toms. Their arms swing more upright while their shoulders rotate fairly level. For the one plane swing think of Ben Hogan, David Duval or the new Tiger Woods. In general, their swings are more around with the arms swinging on the same plane as the shoulders at the top of the swing.

The following is based completely on what I interpreted Jim Hardy to be saying on The Golf Channel in 2003, as well as my own interpretations of Ben Hogan's Five Lessons and my own personal experience as a professional golfer and instructor and is meant solely for educational purposes.

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