Re: The One- and Two-Plane Golf Swings, by Jim Hardy
Originally Posted by sc golfer
I agree sc golfer. After reviewing the Swing Vision clips, it appears to me that AK is on a second plane at the top. His right elbow is tucked down and close to his right side. Whereas in a OPS, the right elbow folds outwards during the back swing, chicken wing style. I think Hardy calls this the sawing motion, where he wants to golfer to move the right arm as though he/she were pulling a hand saw out of the cut.
AK also initiates his downswing by unwinding the lower body. This pulls down and lowers his club to the first plane. OP swingers initiate the DS with their shoulders, and keep turning them down and around, staying on a single plane throughout.
On the follow through side, the OP swinger folds his/her left elbow out much the same way they did with the right elbow during the backs wing. Their arms don't roll/flip over like AK's.