Swing Plane

The golf swing plane is the path that the arms and club take as they swing around the body.

James Irons Golf | Swing Plane

Stance, posture and the length of club will all alter the intended swing plane. The Driver (left photo) will promote a flatter plane.

 

James Irons Golf | Swing Plane

The intended swing plane is determined by an imaginary line running through the club shaft (red) and a line running from the ball up through the shoulders (blue).

James Irons Golf | Swing Plane

Backswing (green) - the shaft swings on the correct plane by staying inside the lines and running along a parallel line.

James Irons Golf | Swing Plane

Downswing (red) - again the shaft is on the correct plane, although now slightly flatter/lower than the backswing plane (green).

James Irons Golf | Swing Plane

Club returns back to the ball on the correct plane in the position it started at address