Swing plane is probably one of the most misunderstood and most often discussed parts of the golf swing. And most golfers don't have an idea of what it really is, what why it matters and how do you work on it. And that's what I'm gonna share with you here. Actually, I'm gonna share with you a little bit of a secret here. So I'm gonna talk to you about what swing plane is, but more importantly, how to fix it and stop swinging over the top and slicing.
If your swing plane is off, it'll be very easy to see. And I'm gonna give you a couple checkpoints in this video, but I also wanna talk to you about what swing plane really is because it's not what you typically see on TV or on other golf instruction websites. A lot of times you see just a, you know, shaft plane drawn up here up the shaft, or maybe one up through the elbow.
And, you know, as long as the club is being swung somewhere in that little slot there, then all as well. And that's true to a degree. I use those myself as like a simple, quick checkpoint just to help quickly illustrate to a student what we're really looking at. But at the end of the day, the only thing that matters and, and the plane that it travels on, the only thing that matters is the sweet spot of the golf club, cuz that's where you're hitting the ball.
So if you're a shaft plane, doesn't you know, look exactly textbook perfect that may not necessarily be at issue, but really shaft plane is a result of getting the sweet spot of the club to travel in the right direction. And more importantly, how you get it there, but that's what we're gonna talk about in just a moment. So let's first look at the swing plane that or the path, the plane and path that the sweet spot of my golf club is traveling on.
So I'm gonna start playing this video. We'll speed it up a little bit. So there's, I'm just gonna start drawing little dots as we go through the throughout the swing. So I'll just pause it, put a little dot, another little dot, roughly tracking the sweet spot of the club phase here.
And you're gonna see something very interesting happen as we work through this
And you can do this, of course, in any swing software swing analyzer software that you have, because this is a very important thing for you to understand because a lot of times swing plane gets very confusing and leads people down trying to fix something that isn't either isn't necessarily broken or more importantly, and more often than not, they try to fix it the wrong way. All right, so now we're at the top of my swing.
So I've got all these little red dots and now we'll switch to yellow as we start the down swing, obviously because my wrists are set more and there's lag. The club is gonna trace a little bit narrower arc on the way down, but here's where things get really interesting note that the whoops, back it up here, just a smidge, the swing plane that the sweet spot of the golf club is traveling on is exactly the same as where it was in the back swing.
This is not discussed often enough. Now I'll switch colors. One more time. We'll go to, let's say blue this time, and now we're going to trace the swing plane that the sweet spot is traveling on into the release and follow through.
Are you seeing a trend here? Obviously can't get it from back behind me, but as it pops back out on the other side,
Pretty interesting. The lines are identical in the back, swing down, swing impact release, follow through. That is what swing point is now. Here's the part that's surprising to you. And here's my little secret. I never work on my swing plane. In fact, I pretty much guarantee you if I tried to work on it, to get it, to match this line flawlessly perfectly the way that you see here, I wouldn't be able to do it.
That's because swing plane is a result of moving your body correctly. And that's what rotary swing. That's what my teaching. Methodology's always been all about moving your body safely because obviously injury prevention is huge to me. You guys know I've had many injuries throughout my golf career from bad instruction. So injury prevention and how to move your body powerfully safely and efficiently. That's it. And when I do that as a result, my swing plane, the path that that sweet spot is traveling on is perfect.
It's absolutely spot on the money where it should be. And you can imagine when your swing is traveling on this very, very simple path, the whole time, it's kind of hard to hit bad shots. you know, all I gotta do is let the club release and it's gonna keep doing the same thing over and over again.
That is the secret to swing plane. So stop worrying about all these different, you know, shaft, plane lines, elbow, plane, shoulder, plane, turn, shoulder, plane, turn, elbow, plane, whatever you want to call it. The sweet spot of the club is all that matters. And to fix swing plane, you have to understand what I wanna share with you in this video. So click the video down below to take understanding of how I built my swing plane to be like this. And it's not by working on swing.