The purpose in swinging a golf club cannot be summed up more succinctly. It is the motto that The Plane Truth Golf Institute has adopted since its inception in 2006. In the years since John Jacobs said those words – as well as in the years prior – the word “method” has always been a polarizing term in golf instruction. It implies there is a single way to do something, likely exclusive of other ways. But just by looking at the variety of swings of successful players in golf, it is obvious that many methods work. So how do you begin to understand what makes each swing work? Further, once you understand each swing, how do you develop an approach to most efficiently correct it when it invariably stops working? And improve it?
That is one of the missions of The Plane Truth.
Jim Hardy realized that all golf swing techniques, no matter how varied, fell into one of two categories. You either swing your arms in somewhat the same plane as you turn your body, or you don’t. If your arms swing up from address to around your body on about the same plane as your shoulders turn, Jim called that the “One Plane” technique. If your arms swing up more vertically, not in the same plane as your shoulders turn, but on a steeper plane, Jim called that the “Two Plane” technique. It’s that simple.