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Naturally on plane? I hate thee...

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Thread Starter 

I still consider myself a newbie to golf, but I now understand what it looks like to be on plane and I understand the ball flight laws. 

 

I made a startling discovery. Every single person I golf with naturally swings on plane. From my father in law who's been playing for 30 years, to my good friend who plays MAYBE once a weekend. To my wife who golfed for the 3rd time in her life with me the other day. Every single one of them, have a naturally on plane swing...and make good contact.

 

I do not, and it's really ****ing up my game. I spend the majority of my practice time trying to get my steep swing more on plane. 

Every time I've gotten a golf instructor to look at my swing...they just try to get me on plane. I've had to go back to punch shots around the golf course in order to get a respectable score. 

 

It's not the only thing that's wrong with my game, but I believe it's the most important to get fixed right now. If anyone can help with some tips in order to get the feeling of swinging on plane, I'd appreciate it. I feel like I've heard and seen it all. My brother told me to imagine "delivering the pizza." I have no idea what that means. 

 

I even thought about getting the Medicus driver to see if that would help, but I figured it was just a gimmick. 

post #2 of 11
Keep your right elbow tucked close to your side and you'll keep it more on plane (unless you're falling forward during your downswing :) ).
post #3 of 11
I'd wager that they're not as "on plane" as you may think.

Plus, if you make contact, you're "on plane" at some point. a2_wink.gif
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I'd wager that they're not as "on plane" as you may think.
 

Maybe not, but judging from my video and watching their swings from behind, they definitely look far less steep than i do. 

post #5 of 11

Can you post a "my swing" video?  There is lots of info, as you know, on here ...

 

I could be wrong, but I believe most pro's would cause the Medicus to break down ... I had one before ... seemed to help slow me down a bit, but do not feel like it forced me to be on plane ... just my opinion 

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Maybe not, but judging from my video and watching their swings from behind, they definitely look far less steep than i do. 
I agree with Erik. Film their swings, slow it down, draw some lines. They're probably not as good as you think.

Don't think that everyone else is doing some kind of magic move that you're not. We all struggle with one thing or another, even the good players.
post #7 of 11

First thing I would say is to not worry about what anyone else is doing. Focus only on you.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Plus, if you make contact, you're "on plane" at some point. a2_wink.gif

 

Positive thinking!  I'm on plane every shot!

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Originally Posted by isukgolf View Post
 

Can you post a "my swing" video?  There is lots of info, as you know, on here ...

 

I could be wrong, but I believe most pro's would cause the Medicus to break down ... I had one before ... seemed to help slow me down a bit, but do not feel like it forced me to be on plane ... just my opinion 

I got some good feedback from mvmac and abu in the My swing thread


http://thesandtrap.com/t/70158/my-swing-crim/36#post_1022893 

 

I just can't seem to apply it. I practice a lot (well compared to most weekend golfers I think), and I can hit good 1/4 and sometimes 1/2 swing shots right now.

 

Once I hit 3/4 or full swing though, forget it. 

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

I even thought about getting the Medicus driver to see if that would help, but I figured it was just a gimmick. 

None of the multiple things wrong with my swings cause a Medicus to hinge (ever) so it did me no good at all.

 

It did seem to help my son some because it was hinging all over the place when he first tried it.

 

From what I see some swing flaws cause it to hinge and other swing flaws don't. I wouldn't say it's a gimmick but it may or may not help you any.

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Originally Posted by isukgolf View Post

 
Can you post a "my swing" video?  There is lots of info, as you know, on here ...

I could be wrong, but I believe most pro's would cause the Medicus to break down ... I had one before ... seemed to help slow me down a bit, but do not feel like it forced me to be on plane ... just my opinion 
I got some good feedback from mvmac and abu in the My swing thread

http://thesandtrap.com/t/70158/my-swing-crim/36#post_1022893 

I just can't seem to apply it. I practice a lot (well compared to most weekend golfers I think), and I can hit good 1/4 and sometimes 1/2 swing shots right now.

Once I hit 3/4 or full swing though, forget it. 

Keep hitting 1/4 and 1/2 swing shots then. At least while you practice. Get a net and hit/video every day. It may take awhile, but you will see progress.
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