“The sole purpose of the golf swing is to produce a correct repetitive impact. The method employed is of no significance as long as it is correct and repetitive.” - John Jacobs

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.



One Plane Swing Category

Two Plane Swing Category

Defining the Categories - Are you a One Planer or a Two Planer?

The "Pluses and Minuses"

Jim Hardy, when applying his concepts to teaching realized that all golf mistakes result in a golf swing where the bottom of the arc produces an impact that was either too wide and too shallow, or too narrow and too steep.

Further, he realized that when a student produced a swing that was one of the two, he simply balanced out the swing by adding an opposite element to the swing. As he continued to refine this, he realized that he could very quickly and simply “neutralize” the student’s impact with phenomenal consistency. To clearly communicate this, he simply called too narrow and too steep a “Plus” and too wide and too shallow a “Minus”.