• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
Sign in to follow this  
Dr Draw

Having trouble taking the club back on plane?

Recommended Posts

Throughout much analyzation of my swing, I have noticed something that is so consistently bad in my swing is that I take the club back way to far inside. It is almost as if the club is gliding on the ground in a horizontal arc or making a helix when it comes back. This causes a lot of problems for me from shanking to hooking and whenever I try to take it back on a more correct plane, I hit the ball less solid and more inconsistent. When I feel like I'm doing it right, I look at myself through video and it turns out that I'm doing the same inside backswing as I was before. Does anyone have any drills or any tips that would help me get on a better swing plane? Oh and I forgot to add... I can't get the clubhead square at the top either. It's always closed which probably causes the hook

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Be careful that you don't start chasing your tail. How does your position at the top look? If your getting to a good position at A4 (or P4 if you prefer) than how you got there is largely irrelevant. Don't fix the esthetics of your swing, fix the functionality.

Here is a great thread for you to check out:


Steve Stricker appears way inside too, but this is largely due to the way he sets his wrists late , he hits the ball just fine.

Now, this is not to say that you don't need to fix your back swing, I'm not a pro so I can't make that determination but I highly doubt it's a priority piece for you right now. I would concentrate on the advice given to you here .

Take it from me, a guy with a hard head, you will improve MUCH faster by sticking to what the instructor instructs and not going off on a tangent of self-diagnosis. I struggle with taking my own advice, I have over-educated myself on swing theory and often get waylaid by my own theories and explorations instead of sticking to the program my instructor has laid out for me. It's fun and I like self- exploration but in the long run it is retarding my progress.

EDIT* Start setting (or cocking) your wrists a little earlier in the backswing and you'll appear "more on plane", but like I said, that may be a waste of time and effort that can be better directed towards your actual priority piece. Good luck.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this