Stop Coming Under the Plane in Golf

Coming into impact under plane kills your consistency, often resulting in blocked shots, thin shots, or even hooks. So, it's time to stop coming under the swing plane in golf and get back control of your golf ball! In this video, I’ll show you what swinging under plane looks like (so you can analyze it yourself), what causes it, and how to fix it.

  • Swing Plane Determined by "Elbow Plane"
  • If Club Drop Flatter Than Elbow Plane You Are Under Plane
  • Also Called Shaft Tipping
  • Rotate Forearms Counter Clockwise to Steepen Plane

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David
This is a good video. I have been guilty of rolling the wrists on the way back and as a consequence the head of the club wanted to drop under the plane on the way down. As the club drops behind, you feel your left am coming in towards you and the right shoulder dropping, so i have to feel that i am coming over the plane on the way down and this seems to fix it. Any advice always appreciated.
June 6, 2016
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey David, we want the wrists to be gradually rotating during the entire swing. Both going back and coming down. I would suggest that you watch the trace the plane line, squaring the face and possibly the how to use your wrists effectively and efficiently videos. If you right shoulder is dropping too much, you could be promoting too much secondary axis tilt which inherently will shallow the plane too much and then you have to make compensations. Are you due for a swing review by chance?
June 6, 2016
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tony
Chris Tyler reviewed my video and mentioned I had a lot of trail push and got under plane.. I watch a few takeaway and backswing videos.. Added shoulder elevation to my backswing and keeping the club more in front solved the under plane issue on the downswing.. Really glad I joined this site..
May 26, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Anthony. Glad that you are experiencing some improvement and thanks for the compliments!
May 26, 2016
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bryan
I also get in the over rotated/under plane wrist position in my backswing. Is there a similar feeling with the wrist angle for the fix in the backswing?
March 19, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Bryan. Somewhat. If you are getting under plane going back. Use the One Simple Takeaway Fix, 4 Square Drill, and Pool Noodle Video to keep in check that the club stays in front all the way back.
March 21, 2016
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Brandon
I noticed on the through swing Tiger fully releases the club onto the red line. For knockdowns, is the handle supposed to finish perpendicular to the ground (with your palm pointing at the target) or release onto the red line?
January 17, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Brandon. If you are aggressively trying to hit a "Tiger Stinger" you still need the release which would match more the red line. Knuckles Down Video. Severe knockdown with more of a body release would not. However, I would stick with more of the Knuckles Down type of trajectory control.
January 18, 2016
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Gary
what is a good video describing the downswing whereby I keep my arms out of the equation and focus on getting my shoulder turning and leaving my arms until the last moment.
October 6, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
The Acceleration Profile Sequence in the Advanced Downswing Section will show you the sequence of when every part of the body releases correctly.
October 6, 2014
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Martin
If I am exiting high and still tracing properly down is that a release issue? Thx
September 17, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Martin. It sounds like it could be a few different culprits with trail side push, weight and release. Make sure you get the weight transfer properly to the lead side. Also, take a look at the Level Shoulders Drill in the Advanced Downswing Section. Getting stacked correctly and keeping the lead shoulder down will help with the trail side push. Once you get the weight transferred and lead shoulder down. Work on the release.
September 17, 2014

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