Golfing World, Spearman's A-to-Z: Lines
L is for Lines in our A to Z instructional series with Mitchell Spearman.
King: A waist-high swing plane
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Charlie King shares a drill you can practice to develop a proper swing plane.
Adam Hadwin Swing Plane Tips
PGA Tour Rookie Adam Hadwin shows how he is working on his swing plane. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Play Like a Pro: Episode 14 - The Swing in Plane
Mitchell Spearman breaks down the fundamentals of the proper swing plane.
Play Like a Pro: Episode 13 - Arms role in the swing
Mitchell Spearman explains the importance of the arms in the overall swing plane.there's more of the turn body rotation. They're opening their body, their upper body more through the ball. And hence their follow throughs are a little bit flatter. One things for sure, you gotta make a choice of your gonna have an arm plane which is upright or an arm plane which is flat, what sort of body motion your gonna have in the down swing. Your either gonna have a more of a rotary motion . Or you can have a little bit more of a shift forward, and then release upwards. So, understanding how the arm works is key. Swing back, and just go and check yourself in the mirror at home, and see if your left arm is on line to your shoulders. Is it up here, or is it down there? Try and have a sense of what you're doing, and you'll be able to feel that the upper arm of your body, is attached to your side as you go back. Your arm walks down, you can feel, my arm walks
Path to Par: Episode 10 - Synchronize the Backswing
Simon Holmes on the importance of synchronizing your swing plane with a focus on the backswing.we're trying to do from the takeaway, is really establish a good left-arm-parallel-to-the- ground position . This is a great little checkpoint for you. There are so many things that you can learn. You can see this isit. Another way of looking at this, left arm parallel to the ground position . From the down the line angle, you can see, really see, where the shaft sets. We wanna have that shaft setting so
Play Like a Pro: Episode 5 - Alignment Slice Fix
Mitchell Spearman on how alignment and ball position can cause the dreaded slice and how to fix it.very little to do really with my alignment. It's all in my upper body here. Getting my shoulders aimed correctly is really the key. So let's give one a hit. Take my setup. I know myif you slice. Take your setup with your feet together. Move your left foot to the left, your right foot to the right, so that your upper body can shift a little bit more to the right side here at address. We don't wanna have these shoulders open and forward.
Morning Drive: Swing it on plane
Lesson Tee Live’s Annabel Rolley and Billy Harmon share tips to help you swing the club on the proper plane for better swing consistency. Watch Morning Drive and Lesson Tee Live on Golf Channel.that Annabelle and I teach are, have weak grips. And if your left hand is on the club, as a right-handed putter, too far to the left. If I just push my left arm back, it's gonna go up and out. So that player then rotates his forearm, now the club face is wide open, he's gonna come over the top. I prefer a stronger grip, because if the grip is a little bit stronger, the left forearm is pre-rotated. And then if I just push my arm back it tends to go right back across my chest. And so I think the grip actually influences almost everything in the golf swing . It influences face angle and path. So I'm a big believer it's hard to swing, change swing path if your club face is faulty. So how people put their hands on the club to me is really important. My dad told me it's the only thing that comes in contact with the club and if something else is touching it, we're in big trouble. How about grip pressure? You always hear about the tube of toothpaste or a baby bird that you're holding. How much is grip pressure an important component of this as well? Interesting question. Bob Goalby, who played hundreds of rounds with Sam Snead . He asked Sam one time about grip pressure. And he said under tournament conditions, he felt whatever his grip pressure was, if it happened to be tight in the left hand at address. He wanted it to be the same grip-pressure at the change of direction. So he wasn't as concerned with- Mm.
SOG Night School: Proper swing plane
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Holly Sonders share a simple practice technique to get your swing on the proper plane. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.-Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy. This is Night School. I'm Holly Sonders alongside your teacher, Martin Hall. And we're here to get you playing your best golf this weekend. -Yeah. I mean, look, playing golf, how you see it in your mind is such a big part of it. -Uh-huh. -Now, depending on where you stand and look at a golf swing , it kinda look a straight line , which usually isn't a very good idea. When you're standing behind players at a tournament, perhaps down there, and you're looking at them, you don't see much of a circle when I swing here. You just see a straight line . And perhaps, when you have your golf swing video, your local shot-- golf professional. You can draw a straight line there. -Uh-huh. -I think there's a better way to think of the golf swing . If we could view players from up there, you know, perhaps sit in Donald Trump's helicopter perhaps-- -Uh-huh. -You would see if I swing in a horizontal plane, you would see how the head of this club certainly moves in a circle. Now, that doesn't look like a straight line at all on that screen you're watching at. That's why the golf swing is a circle. It's just tilted. So, as a-- as a tip this week, I love the idea-- if we can comeif you go that way. It's no good to think of the golf swing being a straight line . There are some straight line checkpoints, that's for sure, but the head of the club moving a straight line ? Not if you want to play well. -And we do. I think every does-- right. -I don't know anybody who plays to play bad, I have to say that. -I know. All right. Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy for the best in golf instruction. And for some more great tips like these, watch School of Golf Wednesday nights with
Play Like a Pro: Episode 7 - Angle of Attack Slice Fix
Mitchell Spearman helps you fix your slice at address and make sure your swing is on the right plane.
Play Like a Pro: Episode 2 - Hips and Swing Plane
Mitchell Spearman explains the importance of the hips in the swing plane.these aim sticks and I find them really helpful to use as check points in certain places in the swing. Right now I wanna work on my right hip and making sure that I'm not swinging
Takeaways from Pettersen, Park's swings
'Morning Drive’ host Gary Williams, Paige Mackenzie and Charlie Rymer share key checkpoints that Suzann Pettersen and Inbee Park use to give them feedback about their game.her hands and what that do-- does is it reinforces where her golf swing plane is. So, it's just a nice little checkpoint that Suzann I'm sure uses, a lot of tour players use and you,that position right there. So, this is a critical point in the golf swing where you got a check and see. Am I right here on playing with the square clubface where the hand's covered by