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The Shaft Plane Drill in Action

One of the golf instructional videos in the Members Vault is called the “Shaft Plane Drill”. This video teaches you a drill to help get your golf swing starting up on plane rather than just going inside and too shallow early on in the takeaway. This is something that Pat has always struggled with so today I set out to fix it and the results were terrific. Using the Shaft Plane Drill as laid in the video, Pat made immediate improvements in his takeaway and his ball striking become much more consistent right away. Below you can see the progress he made in his swing in just a few minutes.

golf swing takeaway

Notice how the club doesn’t get inside his hands as he takes the club back. This caused all sorts of trouble in his swing that he won’t have to fight anymore once he gets the club going back more on plane rather than hinging his right wrist back, pulling the club inside his hands. To learn the Shaft Plane Drill for yourself and improve your swing plane, visit the Member’s Vault.

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  1. secondary

    Is the drill the same for 1or2planers? I know Pat is going 2pl. Is it just a “rotary drill”?

  2. It’s a drill for any swing to keep the club from wavering too far inside. It’s ok for a rotary swinger to get a little underneath the plane on the way back, but if it’s too deep, this drill can quickly help correct that.

  3. Alex Saary


    Amazing web site. I totally agree in your one plane rotary swing theory. From a Bimechanical viewpoint,due to the fact that the hands have to change height during the swing, surely the swing plane is constantly changing (getting higher in the backswing, then lower in the downswing). Is it not the plane angle that never changes.
    Am I right or wrong?

  4. It is true that the plane will typically shift as you mentioned.

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