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If we are talking about how to correct a flat golf swing, I guess the first thing to understand is, well are you using a flat golf swing is your swing too flat already and if it is, then we can start to look about doing something to correct it. Now, one of the easiest ways to understand the flat golf swing is firstly to video your swings. So, where I’ve got my camera set up here, it gives me a down the line view.

If you haven’t got access to a camera, maybe just a mirror, but if you can’t video it, that’s the line to take. Get the camera set up halfway between the ball and the feet pointing exactly down your target line, then when you go ahead and make your swing, you want to be bringing the club back to the top and back down through again and go ahead and clip a few shots away, and then when you get a chance to look at the video as you see from down the line you would want to check that the club is on the right line in this position and we can see a flat, a steep, or an on-plane swing.
Now, really the checkpoint is the position of your left arm, look for where your left arm is across your shoulder plane. So the shoulder plane across here we want to see whether the club is above on or below that shoulder plane. Generally speaking, you would have a flat golf swing. If you can see your shoulder, your right shoulder above your left forearm, so if I turn to the top here and I can see my shoulder is above my forearm here then this is going to be too flat.

If it sits on top of the shoulder line, we are going to be okay and if it’s way up here, it’s probably going to be classed as too steep. So, with every club in the bag you can view the same swing, same camera position, turn to the top, look at that position, see whether your golf swing is too flat and then if it is too flat and you are deciding that that is the cause of some of your issues of blocking the ball, pulling the ball, flatting the golf ball and following these next few corrections should help improve your flat golf swing.