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The concept of one and the two-plane golf swing has been discussed now for plenty of years within the golfing professionals, the TV commentators and tour Pros and for a lot of club golfers the whole thing has got a little bit confusing. I’ll be honest with you, for some of those golf coaches it seems a little bit confusing too. But this is my understanding, my take if you like on the one and the two-planes swing, how they differ, how they are relevant for different types of golfers and is there one preferred method which you as the club or amateur golfer should be using?

So the first understanding is this idea of plane of swing, so the plane of swing in my simple terms would be what angle that club is being swung on during its up and down movements towards the ball. So from here coming up and coming down what angle is it on, we might have a steeper plane where the club comes up and down more or a flatter plane where the club comes around more. We will look at the one and the two-plane swings, a one-plane swing where the steepness of the plane never changes and a two-plane swing where the steepness of the swing does change.

So a one-plane swing, I would refer to this as the angle of that shaft at the start sets its own plane. Imagine a pane of glass, if you like, from that shaft all the way up to this side and then as I swing back that sits on the same angle as that shaft, so that shaft goes all the way up to that shaft and they sit on the same plane. So that would be a one-plane swing, it often feels more around the body and you have got golfers like Matt Kuchar probably the most famous exponent of the one-plane swing. So here and then around and down again, I think, you’ve got other golfers probably most of the other Golfers, if you like, tend to wear on to more of a two-plane action.

You have got something like Jim Furyk, probably the biggest two-plane or multi-plane swinger of the club, Jim Furyk swings the golf club out here super steep, almost vertical, drops it down on to a different plane and whips it through square at the bottom. You can see with both of those players very different, one-plane and two-plane motions both equally successful in terms of winning multiple times on the PJ tour and I wouldn’t mind being a few dollars behind them at the end of my career earnings, if you know what I mean.

So the different one and two-plane swings are something interesting for club golfers, TV analysts and Golf professionals to consider and next few videos I am going to hopefully analyze which one I think is going to be the best one for your game.