Golf Swing Plane Explained with One Plane & Two Plane Swing Analysis by Herman Williams Watch as Herman Williams, PGA Professional goes into the nitty gritty details with his “Definitive Guide to Golf Swing Plan…
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How To Stop Swinging Over The Top In the Golf Swing

PGA Golf Professional Andy Proudman analyses a golf swing and demonstrates a great drill to help you stop swinging over the top to stop your slice. http://ww…
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36 Responses to “Golf Swing Plane Explained with One Plane & Two Plane Swing Analysis by Herman Williams”

  • Charles Balce:

    Hi Herman! Great video, but would you count Mo Norman as the only true one
    plane swinger?

  • Ken Rock:

    Your club disappears sometimes in from of that green screen :(

  • Herman Williams Golf:

    Hey guys, This is the definitive guide to the golf swing plane you’ve been
    looking for. This will really help all of you that are over the top and
    will help explain one-plane and two-plane swings along with how to analyze
    your own swing video for the “intermediate plane” I describe here. Enjoy.

  • Lexi Plexi:

    hi Herman. Thanks for all your hard work, your videos are always straight
    forward and informative. seems that almost all of the other instructors
    producing videos on youtube have covered the fundamentals and now just
    continue to stay relevant they feel the need to make another every week.
    This is helping no one and diminishes their earlier work greatly as they
    now are teaching gimmicks and band aid fixes which cannot sustain a
    powerful and repeatable golf swing. i need a spam filter to help sift
    through all the crap that comes up on any search with the words ” swing” or
    ” golf ” in it. Anyways….before i get to carried away ranting,
    THANKYOU!!! now that thats out of the way lets talk about Ian poulters
    swing analysis. i think that is actually the only swing i’ve ever seen that
    does return to the original plane line. if you happen to wAtch it again
    look for the flag stick which is about 30* to the left of where his feet
    are aimed. now watch the video while visualizing an extremely in to out
    swing path required to draw a short iron that much.

  • billjac333:

    Wish you were in AZ. Great video.

  • Ian Llego:

    This is definitely THE definitive guide to swing plane! I never fully
    appreciated the concept of swing plane, until now. I thought there was only
    one (Hogan’s pane of glass), turns out there’s two. After watching this, I
    finally understood why I come over the top and the disastrous effects it
    has in my golf swing. Your idea of an Intermediary Plane was brilliant and
    its implication simple yet profound: since you start at Plane 1 on the
    takeaway, move to the Intermediary Plane, then up to Plane 2 at the top of
    the backswing, it makes sense that, in the downswing, you have to
    transition first to the Intermediary Plane from Plane 2 before you go back
    to Plane 1. This crystallized for me why I should “drop” the hands and club
    first. I also now understand why the slight “bump” is necessary. Thanks for
    “Hermanizing” me, Herman!

  • Ian Atkinson:

    Hi Herman, your videos have helped me massively with my irons – thank you!
    But I can’t seem to make it click with the woods. I still come over the top
    with them. I’ve always been told that it is a shallower swing plane
    compared to irons – do you agree? Any advice with using woods? Many thanks

  • paul boyd:

    Clearest explanation of swing plane I’ve ever seen. Ty

  • David Shuford:

    Best golf video i have ever watched. I have been Hermanized.

  • Stanley Ross:

    This video is very helpful. Thanks

  • saijinkai:

    Awesome explanation on the plans and the slot, great as always, Herman.

  • SnowDiaries:

    great video, well made.

  • Matthew Collins:

    Jees, the old put something in the way drill. Never achieves much. Its lazy
    teaching for me

  • pd9971:

    Hands down the easiest, simplest, cheapest, and most effective drill you’ll
    find to stop coming over the top and when you do this drill your balance
    will improve ten fold plus your contact and distance will improve

  • Chris Diamond:

    Great video, my golf coach is working on this with me! Mine said to use a
    range ball bucket. Unfortunatly i went over the top and exploded it lol. He
    wants me to go from occasional slice to push draw. Im hitting straighter
    but can get the swinging to the right just yet. Dropped 1.5 shots of HC
    thanks to this video

  • vjb007:

    Brilliant. Very ingenious way of first approaching it from the club head
    perspective. After a very long layoff from golf, this simple instruction
    cured my problem overnight. When this approach started to work really well
    and my old distance and ball trajectory returned, I felt I was swinging on
    too flat a plane on the downswing—-but I wasn’t. Better in any case that
    I swing on a slightly flatter plane than a slightly steeper one—the
    difference is night and day. It’s made golf enjoyable again. Thank you.

  • Dickie Hood:

    Great drill. Thanks Andy. Had to dash out to rescue head cover once or
    twice but looking at demo I think my gate was too narrow so front marker
    caught by shaft angle…. Now striking a lot better

  • brofun:

    I have found lately that if I make my back swing wide, away from me..then
    at the top, I have more of a feel of coming down and thru rather than over
    the top! Not sure why..but it has really helped me to get that feel of
    directing the power down and thru.

  • bens grandad:

    Nice explanation but if you are an over the topper the first body move from
    the top dictates everything about that golf shot .if you havnt got the
    co.ordination to start with the hips or drop the right shoulder you are
    always gonna struggle (don’t I know it).if you can invent a key to this you
    will be the most popular man on planet golf.keep up the great vid,s

  • tony t.:

    another good video, thanks

  • Yabi18:

    Tried your tip and I kept hitting the cover on the left. I know my swing is
    over the top, what is the best way to fix this? Is the step change one you
    would suggest

  • james eadie:

    I struggle to play off 13 handicap, and I have the same problem as Karen,
    but this is only with my driver, any tips greatly appreciated. PS don’t say
    don’t use my driver 

  • eoinoc83able:

    Good video and well explained. I don’t want to seem like a smart ass but
    how can you start the ball to the left if you are swinging to the right?

  • Meandmygolf:

    Yes if your lie angle is too upright it can cause the ball to go left. Have
    you hit any shots using lie tape on the bottom to see how the club is being

  • Kurt Justin:

    EASY, lay down the clubs and simply walk away ha

  • rayner1399:

    The club-face release is in correlation with the swing-path, so an
    over-the-top action ( out-to-in swing path) will result in a person holding
    the club-face off!!! it’s a natural response, so the ball doesn’t go
    farther left!!! correct the club-path first and then the natural response
    will be to release the club-head more!!!! to fix the club-release first is
    wrong and will create a lot of frustration for the pupil. It’s a case of
    cause-and-effect!!! the swing-path controls club-head release!!

  • Jonathan W Golf:

    Great drills. Thanks for sharing.

  • monkeybreeks jov:

    Recently started doing 20 balls at range just to get the face turning and
    it is slowly helping; will keep on doing this to try to get consistency,
    cos i hit probably hit headcovers 3 times out of 20 as i still find it
    difficult to try not to pull club down with hands. Will keep practising.

  • mojojojo1980:

    I find imagining the golf ball as a clock face helps in conjunction with
    this drill. Imagine 12 o’clock is the furthest point away from you at
    address and then try and feel that you are coming into the ball at the 4
    o’clock position through impact. I helps for me, hope it help you too.

  • Meandmygolf:

    The club face has the most influence on the starting direction of the golf
    ball so even if the path is to the right, if the club face is pointing left
    of target at impact, the ball can start left and curve more left.

  • Ki Moon:

    Quality instruction. Really enjoy your teachings!

  • monkeybreeks jov:

    My irons from 6 to 8 are slight controlled draw. My driver is very high
    slice (12 degree loft driver), but usually 7/10 is a huge hook. I think I
    need to subscribe to your pages. I already read most of your 225 lessons re
    hooking, lag, wrists, etc. My long irons are awful. This is not an easy
    game. Cheers.

  • Meandmygolf:

    If the ball is spinning to the right then the face is open to the path. All
    we are trying to do here is match the two up so that we can create a more
    neutral ball flight. Ensuring that you rotate the face through the ball
    will help to change the path also.

  • Pieter Breyd:

    Ultimately Karen is swinging with her arms. If she can start the downswing
    with the lower body ie a lateral and circular movement this will cause her
    arms to naturally drop onto and along the swing plane and not come over the
    top. This is the primary cause and not necessarily an open club face. The
    club face issues can be addressed when she has mastered the correct swing

  • TheGolfdaily:

    Great instruction..

  • Meandmygolf:

    I totally agree that path influences face, especially when you swing over
    the top. However, just because you change the path of the golf club doesn’t
    mean you will automatically change the face as you will have developed a
    strong motor pattern in that area. In my years of coaching, face directly
    influences plane. Face is usually the cause and a poor swing plane is the