What is the One Plane Swing

The one plane golf swing is not new. Recreational golfers have been using it successfully for decades.

The One Plane Swing is an Easier, Quicker, More Accurate and Repeatable Swing Than the Traditional Swing

Zach Johnson - One Plane Swing

Tour players known for who use the one plane swing or a flatter swing much like the one plane swing include…

  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Zach Johnson
  • Jason Dufner
  • Lee Westwood
  • Ricky Fowler
  • Carl Pettersson
  • Tom Pernice
  • Ben Hogan
  • Moe Norman

Today, the one plane swing is finally getting the recognition it deserves. In fact, it’s growing in popularity because it’s a swing that’s more repeatable, requires less practice, is easier on the back, and you will find yourself making more consistent shots with fewer hooks and slices.

The one plane swing…

Matt Kuchar - One Plane Swing

  • Produces more consistent ball striking
  • Helps to eliminate bad shots… which leads to lower scores
  • Requires less body rotation… which means it’s easier on your back, shoulders, knees…
  • Is a simpler swing that gives players who might think it’s too frustrating or hard the incentive to give golf another chance

How you can expect to benefit…

  • For high handicappers, the one plane swing is probably the quickest way to lower your score.

This is because with the one plane swing, you’re far more likely to hit the ball straight almost every time you address it

  • You’ll learn how to eliminate those bad shots that keep you from scoring well.

You’ll spend less time on the driving range working on your swing and more time on your short game where 60% of scoring actually occurs.

  • Busy people with not a lot of free time can enjoy a fun, respectable and rewarding round of golf without the need for constant practice.
  • You’ll feel the power and efficiency of the swing immediately with the drills and adjustments in your swing I recommend for you.

With more consistent ball striking and an improved short game using the recommended practice techniques, you’ll improve your scores in a very short time.

  • The one plane swing requires less body twisting, so it puts less stress on your body.

You can play more and with less discomfort… which enables you to play the game you love.

MOST IMPORTANTLY… Once you learn the one plane swing, you’ll experience a whole lot less frustration… the game will get a lot easier for you… and you’ll start having a lot more fun on the golf course!

Is the One Plane Golf Swing Right for You?

The one plane golf swing is a more simple motion that…

  • Produces more power and distance
  • You release the club at the bottom of the swing
  • Your club head naturally squares to the target for greater accuracy

With these advantages in mind, it’s no wonder many tour players have migrated to the one plane swing.

What about YOU?

Is the One Plane Golf Swing Right for Your Game?

Many amateur golfers swing on two planes, although this is changing. Using the traditional two plane swing may explain why so many amateurs find…

  • a lot of frustration and challenge in playing the game
  • there’s a perception that to play at a consistently high level takes hours and hours of practice
  • even the slightest tweak in the swing can be very difficult
  • they never really feel they are playing their best

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The one plane swing requires you to maintain greater forward tilt throughout the swing. For most golfers the spine angle is not a concern, but they are discouraged from trying to change their swing because some instructors suggest it will be a long and challenging process.

With the one plane swing, this is simply not the case. Using the right methodology and proper instruction, you can easily make changes to your swing and see measurable improvement within a short period of time.

Is Golf Good for Older Beginner Golfers?

Even if you’ve never picked up a golf club, starting now might be easier than you think

Older GolfersYour friends play golf, colleagues from the office have invited you out, and even your spouse has picked up the game. But you’ve never taken much interest in golf.

But now, you’re finally at a point where you’ve got more time on your hands and you’re starting to take a look at the game with a more serious eye. You notice that there seems to be a lot of interest in the game among people closer to your age than ever before.

Still, you’re older and you’ve never played before, so you’re wondering if it’s too late to take up the game of golf.

Nope. Unless you can’t move, it’s never too late. In fact, golf facilities and equipment manufacturers are catering to new golfers like never before. It’s actually a great time for someone considering taking up the game.

Golf is no longer considered just a hobby for retirement — it has become a more active and engaging sport.

People are drawn to golf for a variety of reasons — mainly because of family and friends — and most want to be good at it. So if you’re considering starting golf, let’s talk about what you need to consider to enjoy the game.

The questions that come up most often for those considering starting golf is — “…are there special considerations for lessons, equipment or courses to keep in mind?”

Sure, and I’ll go over each of these for you…

Should I take golf lessons from a professional instructor?

I definitely recommend it. Finding a qualified instructor and taking lessons is guaranteeing yourself some success. Golf is not an easy game to go out there and learn on your own, or from a well-meaning friend or family member. A professional instructor will save you a lot of frustration by helping you learn how to feel the correct motion in your golf swing and eliminate any bad habits you might be creating.

A professional instructor can also give an objective appraisal of your skill, help you set realistic and manageable goals, and provide you with the technical know-how you need to become a good player. He can spot your flaws and offer suggestions on how to correct them. He can personally assess what areas you need to work on, whether it’s your posture, alignment or swing control. And taking lessons can give you feedback on your progress, allow you to ask all the questions you have, and learn how to avoid injuries.

A golf instructor will tailor lessons to your needs and abilities, and deliver information in a way you you can easily understand, which will help you master your golf skills faster.

A few instructors will also videotape your lessons (as I do my students). Watching yourself swing and having it correctly dissected by a skilled professional is an invaluable learning tool. The work you do with a good instructor creates a unique dialogue of trust and respect while you’re building your game.

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Do I need an instructor who specializes in older golfers?

Not necessarily. What you need is an instructor who can show you how to get a natural, powerful swing — one that’s on plane according to your body’s own mechanics —that’s easy on your body and that can dependably deliver consistent shots.

What golf equipment will I need?

You’re going to need a set of clubs that fit you — meaning fit to your size, swing speed and strength. You don’t need to pay a bunch for them, though. Regardless of the set you choose, I highly recommend getting a custom fitting from an expert who can guide you into the right set for you.

A club fitting takes about 30–60 minutes and can cost $50 to $75, which most stores will credit back to you in the price of your set. The value of the fitting is in the time, frustration and money it can save you later. All too often I see beginners who buy a driver or a set of irons that doesn’t fit his/her personal characteristics… and they never really get the benefit of that club.

Don’t make this mistake. Most golf pros are able to help you with this important decision.

You might want to check out my take on same length golf clubs before you make a decision.

So I’ve had some lessons and I’ve got my clubs. Is it time to hit the links?

Some new players have this misconception that you’ve got to be able to play 18 holes before you ever walk out on a course, but that’s just not true. What I say is to relax, think about what you’ve learned from your instruction, and enjoy the game. Playing a round will get you into the flow of the golf course and a sense of what you’re doing.

You won’t be perfect — you’ll have some successes and some failures — and that’s okay. Enjoying your time out there is what it’s all about. As a beginner golfer, you can’t take a 20 on the first hole and have any fun. You just can’t enjoy yourself. So, if you hit a few bad shots and you’re struggling, pick it up and go to the next hole if you want. And if you’re playing with a group who think it’s wrong to do that, you’re playing with the wrong group.

What should I look for when choosing a course to play?

You’ll feel less pressure if you call up the course and say, “We’re a group of new golfers and we don’t have a lot of experience, but we want to come and play your course. When would be a good time of day when the course isn’t so busy and we wouldn’t feel rushed?” I see a lot of beginners who go out at the end of the day, thinking there won’t be much going on. But for a lot of courses, that’s the busiest time for singles or twosomes to go out — this is a time when a slow foursome really is in the way.

The golf shop will be able tell you the best time for you and/or your group to go out — it’s important to ask before you book a tee time.

As an older beginner golfer, is there any areas of the game I might see an advantage?

Definitely. Older golfers tend to be more level-headed, so you often learn to be a much better manager of the game out on the course. You have the maturity to play your own game rather than try to imitate one of the touring pros you’ve seen on TV. Most older golfers have the attitude that you’re going to play your own game and you don’t worry about what other golfers do.

Beginners often feel shy or embarrassed about using the senior or ladies tees. Should they?

Not at all. In fact, I think beginner players need to start using these tees more. Golf is not an easy game and one of the reasons many stop playing is because it’s too hard for them. So, as a new golfer, definitely go for the closer tee boxes. You’ll give yourself of much better chance of hitting the ball where you want it to go, and you’ll enjoy the success you get doing it.

Are there mental or physical health benefits of golf for older players?

Absolutely. Walking 9 holes or 18 holes gives you a great cardiovascular workout. Compare spending a couple of hours on the golf course versus being on a treadmill — I’m betting you’ll have a lot more fun playing golf! Also, being out on a golf course is a great way to relax and socialize with others.

The Truth About Single Length Golf Clubs

Congratulations to Bryson Dechambeau on winning the NCAA National Golf Championship — Bryson plays Single Length Golf Clubs.

After playing golf for nearly 50 years, it’s fair to say I’ve tried every major golf club there is. Most of the big names build very respectable clubs and irons, but for a variety of reasons, I have never been completely satisfied with any of them.

That dissatisfaction kept me searching for clubs that would work better for me, and my pursuit eventually led me to the One Iron Golf System.

What are One Iron Golf Clubs?

Single-Length Golf Clubs

Single-Length Golf Clubs

These are golf clubs that are all the same length — custom fitted to my body.  Head weight, shaft weight, grip weight, swing weight, flex point and center of gravity are identical in all of my clubs, making the overall feel the same from one club to another.

From my own experience, I’ve come to the opinion that single-length sets are superior to conventional sets.

One Irons vs Conventional Sets

Conventional irons and woods from club makers such as Callaway or Titleist are made with a ½ inch incremental progression between each club and varying club head lie angles throughout a set. Besides your driver and putter, this means you carry 12 clubs… with 12 different lengths… and 12 different lie angles.

This is done so that anyone can walk into a golf shop and buy a set of clubs that will come close to fitting you right off the shelf, regardless of your size.

Because building clubs this way is standard practice, most golfers take it for granted that the progressive lengths are essential to the game. The reality is that building clubs and woods to different lengths has nothing to do with performance. This is done solely for the benefit of mass production — it’s simply cheaper to do it this way.

Proper custom fitting from the manufacturer has been abandoned altogether, which in fairness, would be impossible anyway. But the practice of adding length to each club simply does not make for better golf. The loft angle is what matters for loft and distance.

How Single-Length Sets of Golf Clubs Can Maximize Your Golfing Potential

Single-length golf clubs and the one plane swing were made for each other. The one plane swing produces a dramatic increase in ball striking consistency because there are fewer moving parts. Add a set of clubs that have the same length, weight, flex, etc., and you’ve got a powerful match.

One Swing PlaneWith a conventional set of clubs, you must learn and master 12 different swings using 12 different postures, swing planes, and ball positions. This means a lot of practice and it’s likely you’re going to have trouble making this work for you consistently.

With a set of clubs all the same length and custom fitted to you along with the one plane swing, you concentrate on one swing… one posture… one ball position. This makes it easy and repeatable.

This chart shows the loft, lie, weight, offset and bounce of every iron in a set of one irons:

 

Iron Loft Angle Lie Angle Head Weight Offset Bounce
3 Iron 19 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
4 Iron 23 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
5 Iron 27 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
6 Iron 31 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
7 Iron 35 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
8 Iron 39 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
9 Iron 43 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
PW 47 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
GW 51 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
SW 55 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3
LW 59 63.5 273 g 3.175 mm 3

 

With every club the same length, every club in your bag will feel like that favorite iron you find so comfortable. Every club in the set fits property which allow you to make a fluid, power swing.

It just makes sense that in order for you to maximize your golfing potential, all of the irons within your set should have the same fitting and dynamic attributes as your favorite iron (same length, weight, flex, etc.).

The benefits of a set of single length clubs will allow you to experience your true ball striking potential…

  • One swing and one swing plane for all of the irons
  • One set-up and ball position at address for all of the irons

The Results

  • Dramatic improvement in ball striking
  • Greater power that produces increased distance with every iron in the bag
  • Stunning control/accuracy for pin-point shot making

Why I Recommend Same Length 1 Iron Golf Clubs

  • Design Consistency. The 1 Irons are very consistent in their design. There is no progressive offset, no weight change with the Sand Wedge, or no variation in bounce (except for the Sand Wedge) with the 1 Irons.
  • Full Set of Clubs. Although most people have trouble hitting a conventional 3-iron and would do better with a hybrid, the 1 Irons still offer a full set for those that want to go all irons.
  • Loft/Lie Drift. Because the 1 Irons are made with a harder-type cast steel (17-4 stainless), you won’t have to worry as much about the loft and lie angles drifting over time.
  • Left Handed Clubs. If you are a left-handed golfer, fortunately they are available for you.
  • Customer Service. It is excellent. They have responded thoughtfully to every email I’ve ever sent and every phone call I’ve made. And I’m not alone. Other people around the internet seem to have the same experience as me.
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. You have to be willing to step outside the box to try same length clubs, and the fact is that they won’t be for everyone. If you aren’t sure, you can order them without fear because you have the option of getting your money back in full — with no questions asked. I don’t know of any other custom club maker that offers a risk-free guarantee like this.
  • Discounts and Coupons. You’ll get some special bonuses when you mention a Coupon Code 10602 with your purchase.

Every year new golf clubs come on the market and each manufacturer raves about all the new specs and improvements that lead you to believe that new club is the one that will finally improve your rounds.

Problem with that theory is that every year supposedly brings a better club. If that were true, then why have golf scores not improved over the past 75 years?

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of all the shiny new toys, but try to resist temptation — don’t plunk down your hard earned cash unless you’re confident the latest and greatest will benefit your game, especially if you are new to golf.

Finding Your Ideal Set

The feel of your irons and the swing you use is essential for consistency and successful golf. Every year new golf clubs come on the market and each manufacturer raves about all the new specs and improvements that lead you to believe that the new club is the one that will finally improve your rounds.

As I said at the beginning of this — I’ve tried every major golf club there is, and I believe that single-length clubs make the most sense for most players.

If you’re considering new clubs, I would love to discuss my reasons for recommending the one irons with you. Call me at 805-275-2236.

Ready to try single length golf clubs?

How to Order Single Length Clubs

  1. Go to 1irongolf.com and enter coupon code 10602 — click “Add to Cart” button — you’ll get a nice gift.
  2. Make your club selection… then…
  3. Choose your wrist-to-floor measurement, and click “Add to Cart” button.

Questions? Give me a call…

 

 

 

 

Online Golf Lessons

Online Golf Lessons

Online golf lessons are an excellent alternative to traditional lessons— no matter where you live — no matter what your skill level.

Why Online Golf Lessons?

Have you ever taken a lesson, or a series of lessons, only to realize afterward that the instructor didn’t really help you much?

Maybe the guy was nice enough, and he gave you a few tips, but after your lessons, you couldn’t remember most of what you were shown. Even worse, you didn’t improve.

Sound familiar? Unfortunately, I hear this a lot, and frankly, instructors who allow their students to walk away like this are doing them a great disservice.

Well, what if you could take lessons from a professional instructor who can help you see real, tangible results and improvement?

You can.  No matter what your skill level. No matter where you live.

Through this amazing thing called technology, I can show you how to fix a slice… hit the ball more consistently… and sharpen your game. And my method is so much easier on your body.

You’ll get personalized online golf lessons – without you ever leaving home. And I’m not talking about just one lesson. Or two. Or even a series of lessons.

I’m talking about detailed golf instruction ANY TIME YOU WANT – for as LONG as you want – all for a very affordable investment.

That’s what you get with my exclusive online instruction. This is the simplest, most hassle-free way to get the high-level professional golf teaching you want … without leaving the comfort of your home to take another golf lesson.

Every online lesson includes…

1. Personalized Video Swing Analysis

Improving your swing starts with a proper diagnosis of what you’re doing wrong, and the fastest way to do this is to enlist the help of a qualified professional. I can show you very quickly what would take you months to figure out on your own.

2. Customized Video Swing Instruction

You can search the Internet for golf tips to help your game, but with an online golf lesson from me, you’ll receive personalized instruction that is specifically designed to help you fix the mistakes you’re making in your swing, saving you time and helping you immediately get on the path to a better game.

3. Personal Messaging System

One of the most effective ways to improve is the ability to ask your instructor questions, and I’ve got you covered to do just that with my personal messaging system. If you have a question about your analysis or the instruction you’ve been sent, you’ll be able to get the answers quickly and easily.

How does this sound so far?

When you start your online golf lessons with me, you won’t get only one short lesson and a “good luck”. You and I will start building a relationship together, with ongoing communication to help you make necessary changes that will bring about the biggest difference in your game in the shortest amount of time possible.

What about cost?

By now you’re probably asking yourself… “How much is this going to cost?” Well, if you were to get a top golf instructor like tour players use, you would have to shell out about $1,000 bucks an hour. Clearly that’s not even close to do-able for the average golfer – and it isn’t necessary.

A more realistic option is to take a lesson from a professional golf instructor. Still, depending on his reputation and status, you’re going to pay somewhere between $60-$150 per session. A series of lessons is going start adding up pretty quickly.

The most practical option is online golf lessons with me. And you won’t be paying $1,000 an hour…or $150 per lesson. Nope, I’m giving this to you for only $99 a month. And that’s UNLIMITED lessons.

This means you can come back to me again and again, as many times as you want, and I’ll be right here, ready to assist. And you can choose any part of your game you want to work on. Maybe you need help with your tee shots, or your chipping sucks, or your nemesis is putting. Whatever it is, we’ll work on it together.

How to get started…

It only takes three simple steps to get set-up and it’s completely safe. First, choose the Monthly or Quarterly option at the bottom of this page and complete payment.

Next, you will automatically be taken to the start-up page, where you will create your student account.

Finally, create and send us a video and we’ll get down to business. Before you know it, you’ll see measurable improvement which means you’ll be having a lot more fun playing.

Going with online golf lessons is the easiest, most convenient way to improve your game without having to go out and take golf lessons. And you can get started right now with UNLIMITED lessons for less than the cost of just ONE lesson from a golf instructor.

Go ahead … you know you want to. This is a worthwhile investment in your game and you deserve it. Just choose the option below that best suits your situation … click … and let’s get started. I’m eager to begin working with you!

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The One Plane Golf Swing

The one plane swing allows the club to move down the target line longer than the conventional swing, thus creating solid, straight shots

The one plane golf swing is not new. Amateur golfers have been using it successfully for a long time, and so have tour players Steve Stricker, Brian Gay and Carl Pettersson been using a similar method.

Today, though, the one plane swing is finally getting the recognition it deserves and it is growing in popularity because it creates a swing that is more repeatable to help you make more consistent shots with fewer hooks and slices. Another advantage is that the one plane swing puts less strain on your back.

We believe it is the ideal model for all golfers to follow because it…

  • Eliminates much of the rotation in the conventional golf swing
  • Allows the club to move down the target line longer than the conventional swing, thus creating solid, straight shots
  • Is a swing that can be repeated with less effort… and…
  • Golfers can expect better ball striking, which leads to improved accuracy and distance

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I took a lesson for free from Bob. He addressed a lot of my issues in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing some help. I would be getting more lessons right know but have started a business and it takes all my extra time. I will be going back for more lessons as I free up some time. -Ray Andrews, Andrews Fine Cabinets and Millwork, Ventura CA

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The legendary Moe Norman, arguably one of the best ball strikers of all time, developed the one plane golf swing, and he was amazingly successful with it. He could pound the ball down the fairway about 280 yards every time he stood at the tee using this swing. And his successes didn’t stop there. During his impressive career he accumulated an impressive playing record and awards…

*Source: Wikipedia

One-Plane Swing vs Conventional Swing

The one plane swing eliminates much of the rotation in the conventional golf swing and allows the club to move down the target line longer than the conventional swing, thus creating solid, straight shots, it is a swing that can be repeated with less effort, and you can expect better ball striking, which leads to improved accuracy and distance. Much of the success of the one plane swing begins in the set up. It only makes sense to begin your swing where you ultimately make contact with the ball and that’s called being on plane.

The conventional swing is significantly more complex, takes considerably longer to learn, requires long hours of regular practice and places substantial stress on the back. While in the two plane swing setup, you’ll notice that you start out on one plane and during the downswing, you’re required to re-route the club in order to swing freely on plane and make proper contact. This process is necessary in order to compensate for the change in distance between you and the ball  from setup to impact.

To make things more complicated, traditional instructors of the two plane swing focus on what your body should be doing during your swing, with 100’s of muscles all moving at the same time. You are asked to keep your head still, turn your shoulders, move your hips, keep your left arm across the chest, keep your wrist cocked, your back elbow folded, your right knee flexed, your left knee extended, your head still not to mention your tempo. This is a lot to manage in a 3 second swing and still look cool.

The one plane swing is easier and quicker to learn, easier on your back and after you apply the seven club positions that will put you on the proper swing plane, you’ll make much better contact with the ball resulting in straighter golf shots. The one plane swing is more focused  on what the club should be doing throughout the swing not so much your body.

You see, consciously knowing what you want the club to do will unconsciously allow your brain to freely make it happen. This process eliminates all the frustration normally found in the two plane swing…simple by changing your focus. This one plane swing therefore starts you out on the identical swing plane that you finish making contact on. No more trying to remember all this extra timing and body movements as required in the two plane movements. Now your playing golf and having more fun!

 Simpler and Easier for Everyone

If you are completely happy with the golf swing you currently use, don’t fix what ain’t broke. But if you’re having some challenges with the conventional swing method, the less complicated one-plane golf swing might be the answer for you.

Vanilla Gorilla Golf (a.k.a. Learn The One Plane Swing) will provide you with professional golf instruction using tested and proven methodologies that will help you master the game more quickly, simply and easily, and in so doing, enable you to enjoy the game of golf more. You will be encouraged to relax and enjoy the game with friends and family to enhance your quality of life AND you will experience faster improvement and lower scores right away.