|If you are under the plane line approaching impact, you will be hitting pushes and hooks; too far above and you will be hitting pulls and slices. (Andrew Rice/WorldGolf.com)|
The golf club should never get too far under or too far above the plane line as it approaches impact.
Take a look at the photo at right. If the club gets a little under or above the red line in the backswing - without being excessive - that is acceptable. I have found that using this line with teaching technology to be very helpful in illustrating the path of the clubhead through the hit.
If you are under the plane line approaching impact, you will be hitting pushes and hooks; too far above the line and you will be hitting pulls and slices.
Look for the shaft to return to the line once the club gets to impact.
December 15, 2009
Prior to accepting his current position as Director of Instruction at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C., Andrew Rice spent six years working for David Leadbetter as a senior instructor at the Junior Golf Academy in Florida. He has coached PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour golfers along with multiple USGA champions. His first book - "It's All About Impact - The Winners of 165 Majors Prove It!" - was published in the fall of 2009.