How to Switch to an Upright Golf Swing Plane and the Benefits it Has to Your Distance and Accuracy

As a golf instructor, I see no reason why golfers should not accept an upright aircraft plane regardless of their character or flexibility.

Nevertheless, when you go online to look for a "golf plane", you will see a few explanations of the subject and as many different versions of what is right and what is wrong.

As soon as we look from pure mechanics and physics, the benefits in terms of distance and accuracy far outweigh the advantages of a flatter swinging aircraft, and for these reasons, I myself recommend and teach the thoughts to accept a more honest swing for all of my students.

Swimmers are usually associated with golf height

Golfers who have a shorter height

It is also common to see that golfers will move in the plane direction due to the characteristics of their characters that limit the extent of their elasticity, such as their chest and medium size

. other tall golfers naturally swing with flatter pendulum planes simply because of the increased shoulder height from the ground.

But the physical characteristics of golf are not the only ones that control their corner plane angle.

What is also determining the swinging plane is how to stand in its setting and how it turns its shoulders on its back …

The angle of the swing

Before I get to the specifics (19659002) I I say that because I'm sure like most passionate golfers you read Ben Hogan's book "Five Lessons, Modern Golf Basics" and its Explanation

Here's Its Explanation …

Try to introduce a golf player who creates the right angle triangle in its position

The vertical side of the triangle is formed from the top of the arms / throat to the ground around its foot position. The horizontal side is formed by the head of the club and the position of the ball to that point on the ground that encounters the vertical side of the triangle.

The hypotension or long side of the triangle is determined from the head of the club to the point of their shoulder

The classic understanding of the angle of the swing plane is that it is the angle between hypotension and the horizontal side of this triangle. (Remember the glass table shown in Hogan's book on the shoulders of golfers …)

Now you can imagine how this angle will increase or decrease due to the height of golf and why the swing is often associated with golfers

The reason I say, it is how often it is determined how the swinging plane angle determines that there is a big idea with this theory that is most of the time incorrect …

It is assumed that the club head of the head tilt follows the same angle during the backward movement so that the high point of the swing lies on the extended line drawn from the sphere over the shoulder to the top of the swing …

The fact is that the angle at which the rotation "actually" rotates can be completely different, resulting in the hands reaching the top of the swing either below or above the definition of "Hogan's Plate".

This is because the swing plane of the angle is not only affected by your setting, it is mostly determined by the plane around which your arms are rotating

Your setting may indicate one plane angular angle that may be completely different from the actual plane turning your shoulders

Here is why …

Rotating Plates of Your Shoulders

To understand the movement of the shoulder rotation, stand upright in front of the mirror. Hold your hands straight from each side. You can turn your shoulders in a horizontal plane around your spine axis … which is easy to do.

Now try and turn your shoulders vertically by lifting your right hand and lowering your left hand to keep the straight line from hand to hand over your shoulders. The axis of rotation in this plane is a point on the chest just below the chin … this movement is not easy to perform.

The reality of your shoulder revolves in the reverse direction that it works in combination

As you would expect, turning the arms that move more in the horizontal plane will create a flatter plane of swing.

The one who works more in the vertical plane creates more upright

So when we go back to the classic explanation of hogans about the swinging plane, which is governed by golf player setting and height, the only way a golfer will be on the same plane the top of the swing is when the horizontal and vertical movements of their rotation in the arm are combined to match the given angle.

This seldom occurs …

With this understanding that the swing is affected by more shoulder rotation than your setting and height allow you to make adjustments to your b

Here are some of the main reasons why I always recommend more straight swing plane based on mechanics and swing physics.

Enhanced Consistency of Your Pitch Accuracy

The first reason affects the accuracy and track path of your shot.

If you've ever reviewed my free video on "Understanding Mechanics of Normal Swing in Pendulums," where I outlined the physics of why your shots "fly" the way it does, the result of all your golf shots is reduced to two factors:

The direction your shoulders point to the point of contact with the ball

o Your club's head orientation at the point of contact with the ball

The more your swing plane increases, the more your arms move in the horizontal plane.

This means that it targets only the target just before the contact and shortly after contact. This is because the movement of the head in a club moves more than a "target line" like a baseball swing, not towards the target lines as a swing.

Beyond this very small region, your shoulders point toward the next to the right of the lower swing goal and further to the left of the goal on the counterpart (opposite to the left).

The success of a flatter swing plane requires a high degree of "timing" and a nodal equilibrium with a contact point because there is only a very small error

The "ball spin" level generated by badly timed swing also determines the accuracy of the shot.

The relative difference between the plane of the arm and the orientation (19659002) The more arms move "across" the finish line, the larger the ball spin is created, leading to the exaggerated hooks or slices

On the other hand, the upright swing , which move more in the vertical plane, meaning that the time when the arms move downwards is the target line much longer during the swing.

As a result, the club head moves down the finish line above the larger edge of the swing, resulting in a greater margin of error for timing and balance problems.

The impact on ball centrifugation is also reduced because the shoulders are in the event of a "

In either case, the consistency of your swing accuracy will improve the uprightness of your swinging planar angle …

Higher speed and distance

Take a look at all the big hitters on the tour and one of the general features you will notice is the most to accept the upright swing.

I wrote about this in the previous Turnberry newsletter, but it is worth examining why an upright flat swing creates more power for Swing:

The hand and club h Ead will be higher than the ground at the top of the swing, creating more "potential energy" for the swing. When you think about the energy you can create by lifting weight weighing 20-30 lb above the shoulders and you run it, you will see where the power swing comes in. This weight is a combination of the weight of your club and your arms. 9659002] • You use strong muscles on the right and upper left arms that can generate more swinging power than when you use the force of the lower muscles to rotate

Improved balance

Your balance when backing up and the fall is affected by the centrifugal force of the head's rotation as it is in motion and the angle of force on your trunk

The centripetal force generated by the club head moving in the circular path attempts to pull your shoulders forward towards the ball, which can affect the stability of your trunks during your swing

If you want to give you an exaggerated example of what effect this can have on your balance, try to imagine the action of a sportsman that throws a hammer.

In this case, the athlete has to overcome the enormous centrifugal force needed to rotate the hammer "leaning" to keep it balanced during rotation.

A flatter plane has a similar impact on the golf balance, which has to face the effects of the centripetal power of the need to turn the head of the club (19659002) During the upright swing, this centripetal force develops more through the trunk and legs of the ground and creates less influence on your lower muscles back, allowing your suitcase [19659902] As you can expect your settings to affect the plane angle, it has more to do with the rotation of the shoulders.

I recommend you to start (19659002) Many golfers start their swing by moving their hands.

For golfers who may have stiffness in the trunk, have their shoulders or may have a few centimeters more around their middle sect than they would like, they started swinging with their hands and encouraging them to "wrap" their swing around the body, plane pendulum plane

Because their shoulders move more in the horizontal plane. The result of the swing can be excessive cutting, with the ball starting the flight path to the left or pushing the ball to the right

Because the area in which the club head moves along the finish line is very small, (19659002) Start swing by moving the left shoulder down and you you will be against this problem

Ensures that your swing starts with more vertical rotation of your shoulders.

Mirror Exercise for Correct Setup

Another area that affects your swing plane is your setting.

I recommend this swing practice of initiation exercises with your left shoulder in front of the mirror at home.

When you look at hand movement. Adjust the setting to make it easier to rotate vertically and move your hands along the upright swing plane.

Here are some pointers to help you:

o Keep your hands hanging vertically down in your stance hands placed no more than six inches from the leg

o Keep your back straight from your hips up. Do not let your shoulder hurry forward.

o If you are a big chest, you may want to lean forward more in the posture to give your arms more space so you can move more evenly than being surrounded by the body

is likely to experience muscle stiffness in your back, which you are not used to … especially in the left shoulder.

This is because it's much easier to turn your shoulders horizontally around your spine than turning it vertically.

This is normal because the movement in the vertical plane uses different muscles in the golf swing.



Many of the golfers are too stiff in their shoulders, (19659002) If this happens, shorten yourself a lot, because the stiffness of your golf muscles in an upright plane causes other areas of your swing

Warning: Never Do not allow the left elbow to break when you try to swing more upright. You will be defeating the purpose of setting on a higher plane of swing and causing yourself more time problems.

For some people it can be a stretching exercise alone, so it gently without emphasizing the shoulder muscles

Exercise that I recommend to improve the flexibility of the shoulders in the vertical plane is to take the handle and lay over the shoulders and then

Now move the handle straight down one side as you can go and hold for 60 seconds. When holding a section, do not allow your sides to move sideways in the opposite direction because it will be against stretching.

Similarly hold the trunk upright and straight as far as possible during the stretch. movement in the opposite direction.

After several days of this section, you will find that your distance within range will improve as you start to extend your backward motion more. However, you should see a significant improvement in your consistency accuracy right from the start, the more you rotate the target line

Good luck!

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