One of the best golf swing tips and techniques is to understand the difference between swing path and swing plane. The reason why this is one of the best golf swing tips and techniques is that it is the path of the club that determines how the ball will fly initially.
Two things must occur at impact to hit a straight golf shot.
First, the downswing must deliver a square club face to the ball at impact. Second, the path of the club must match the target line.
As long as these two things happen, it really doesn’t matter what plane the club tracks during the back swing or down swing.
The term “plane” is very confusing to many golfers.
The club could be on a steep, moderate or shallow plane, yet if the path of the club matches the target line and the down swing delivered a square club face to the ball at impact, a straight golf shot will occur, irrespective of whether it is on a steep, moderate or shallow plane.
The term “plane” has become so much of the golfing lexicon that you cannot ignore it but I had much rather use the term,” path,” to describe what the club designs during the swing rather than the term, “plane.”
Previously, I would use the term,” on line swing path.” to describe the path of the club when it matched the target line at impact.
However, since so many instructors and golfers have gotten so intrigued with the concept of swing plane, I now use the term,
“on plane swing pat.” to describe the path of the club when it matches the target line.
It seems to be understood better since the only word out of the phrase that really matters is “path.”
So, one of the really best golf swing tips and techniques is to understand that it is path rather than plane that determines in which direction the ball will initially fly.
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