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Weekly Fix: Getting your takeaway on the right plane

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NEWPORT, WALES - JUNE 04: Johan Edfors of Sweden in action during the second round of the Celtic Manor Wales Open on The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort on June 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)  - 

Welcome back to Weekly Fix! I’m Tim Cooke and we’re taking a look at your golf swings every week on

This week, we’re going to analyze Mylo’s swing.

Mylo does some things well in his swing but he struggles with consistently due to some swing plane and path issues.

Most notably, as we’ll discuss in more detail in the video, Mylo gets the club on too flat of a plane in his takeaway and that leads to a swing path that’s too much from inside-out through impact, which is a recipe for inconsistency.

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As a quick summary, the tips I would suggest that everyone take away from this week’s analysis would include the following:

• If you have a swing path that is from overly in to out and a closed clubface, your tendency will be to hook the ball. But if you hit shots off the heel, which is a common issue with an excessive inside-out path, the ball can also curve to the right for a right-handed player because of the gear effect of the club.

• In the takeaway, ideally you want to keep the hands inside of the clubhead. But if you have too much rotation in your lead arm you will likely suck the club inside too quickly.

• If you are someone who gets the club inside and under the swing plane in your takeaway, which is a common issue, try feeling as if you keep your left arm close to your chest. This will help you get the club working more upright and on a better plane.

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