It was a swing that emphasized pulling of the left side on the downswing, and using the big muscles of the back and legs, rather than the small muscles of the hands and arms, for clubface control. To clarify, Square-to-Square meant the club stayed square to the target line, not the path.
The single – plane swing can work with either one. What’s critical is that you match the angle of your left wrist at the top and at impact to the angle you establish at address. If your grip is super-strong at setup, with a noticeable cup in your left wrist, the cup had better be there at the top and at impact.
Natural Golf is, as the name applies, a natural way to play golf . The club is placed in the palm of the hand, not the fingers. Instead of an angle in the wrists at address, the leading arm forms a straight line down through the shaft, mirroring the position at impact.
That makes the swing plane way too flat and forces the player to re-route the club dramatically to even hit the ball. The wrists shouldn’t roll sideways. They hinge by moving up and down. Try this: Hold the club out in front of you , and hinge it upward as if you were going to tap your nose.
Check your clubface at the top . If it’s vertical (or perpendicular) to the ground ( top inset), you’re cupping your left wrist and opening the face. When the face is square , the left wrist is flat, and the face is parallel to it (above). From there, it’s easier to swing to square at impact.
All full swing clubfaces open during the backswing , and once the takeaway starts, there are two ways to open the clubface : (1) body rotation, (2) forearm rotation. When your clubface starts away from the ball, it’s in the process of opening (pointing to the right of target – left if you ‘re left handed).
But that doesn’t prohibit you from hitting the ball farther. On the contrary–a shorter, flatter swing is much easier to keep on-plane than a longer, more upright swing . You’ll make fewer compensations on the downswing and hit the sweet spot on the clubface more often, producing greater ball speeds and bigger drives.
One plane swing. In a one plane golf swing, the club stays on the same plane throughout the whole swing from start to finish. That means that the angle of the shaft in relation to the ground on the backswing is the same as it is on the downswing .
I recently heard that Natural Golf is now under the management of the Graves Golf Academy. This is great news for anyone who is interested in Natural Golf . I have purchased numerous DVDs and training aids from the Graves Golf Academy over the years and think everything they do is first class.