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Golf swings will generally fall into two categories in terms of the plane of their swing. We might have a swing that’s steep, too steep or flat and too flat. So, we got a golfer setting to the ball here. If we imagine this shaft line extends up this way on the same angle as that shaft that is going to be an ideal plane if you want to talk about plane of swing. And then a golf swing that’s above that plane could be described as too steep and then a golf swing that is below that plane could be described as too flat.

Now, swinging around and about the perfect plane, you would have on plane slightly steep, slightly flat and the word slightly is otherwise called broad varying term but if it is slightly steep, slightly flat, you can get away with it. You can play pretty good golf with a swing that’s slightly steep and slightly flat or bang on plane, no problem at all. We are talking about the extremes of this, two steep getting almost vertical in the back swing and the down swing. Two flat getting almost horizontal and the down swing is going to cause equal amount of problem, be it, too steep or too flat.
A too flatter golf swing can cause big issues with striking the ground before the ball not getting a good contact. We could have a ball that’s pushed out to the right-hand side too much. We could have a ball that’s hooked over to the left-hand side too much as well. So, a golf swing that gets either too flat or too steep can cause some fairly big issues. In this next little miniseries of videos we are going to focus mainly on the flat issue. So, a golf swing that’s too flat around and about the body, how that causes problems, how we can look out for that swing fault and how we can correct that swing fault.