Golf Swing Plane: Forearm Rotation During the Backswing to be “On Plane”

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28 Responses to “Golf Swing Plane: Forearm Rotation During the Backswing to be “On Plane””

  • Howie Karasick:

    Geeez are you kidding me…..for years i have tried to learn that move all
    i needed to knw was BUTT OF THE CLUB WORKS AWAY


  • SanDiegoSteve1:

    Thanks Ted.

  • National University Golf Academy:
  • klarkus:

    Please do follow on videos for this ie downswing, follow through ect as
    this video has helped me so much. Great job!

  • Dylan Patterson:

    Keeping the toe hooded on the back swing is the most GOLDEN piece of info!
    I battled a slice all winter and my iron game is awesome again due to a
    friend pointing out my face was wide open and taught me the proper
    form…it almost “feels” like your rolling your right wrist to the left as
    you begin the backswing (for righties)….anyway cheers!

  • Rob Atkinson:

    hi Herman,i would just like to ask are you teaching the one plane swing?it
    looks like it,iam just getting my head round after 7years of play what i
    need to ignore,and what to take onboard..ive decided to go down the one
    plane swing route and stick with thanks for your time and keep up
    the very good work.

  • Jason B:

    Good explanation. I keep seeing videos on “vertical wrist cock” but as you
    pointed out you cannot get on plane with a vertical wrist cock. Keeping
    the arms connected to the shoulders/body with a left hand push keeps you on
    plane up to waist high….then simply rotate your left forearm with a
    little wrist cock and allow your shoulders to complete the backswing. Easy
    to understand.

  • sonicdeviant:

    No audio on iOS. 🙁 

  • ngocky vu:

    You are The Takeaway Master, seriously! The person that didn’t like this
    video gotta be Tiger.

  • Hubert Hopkins:

    Thanks Herman, I think maybe I’ve been cocking my wrists too soon and not
    turning my chest enough. Those bad habits creep back in.

  • Blake F:

    Thanks for this video. I watched it and today got my left arm over my
    chest. The results were amazing, especially on my drives. For the first
    time in forever, I was able to hit the ball hard without fear and I
    actually broke 80. What sort of bugs me is that I have paid a lot of
    money for lessons over the years, and no one ever spotted this issue.
    Thanks, again!

  • Adam Hall:

    Hey hermin. a few months ago i had a big problem with taking the club way
    inside and wrap around my body. i fixed it now but i feel i cant start the
    take away unless i use a forward press but i always pull the wedges and
    hook my irons or block irons and my driver. i dont use the forward press
    with the driver though can you help me please Thank you !

  • Michael Barnett:

    25 degrees with wind chill factor making it like 16 so we did not play
    today. Finding this fine video to see was a nice thing. You are a wonderful
    teacher and I will continue to follow your videos and website, so keep em
    coming and thanks.
    By the way, I hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Chuck Downing:

    Thanks for this video. You’re clearly an excellent teacher and
    communicator. I’ve watched many of your videos and you are more clear and
    precise than others I have found.

    I’m an “analytical golfer” (because I started late I think) and I think too
    much. I’m having trouble with the “two step move” to rotate my left
    forearm. It feels much more natural to me to start rotating early (on the
    take away), but that produces the “inside sweep away” you said not to do.

    Why is the timing so important on the rotated left arm? Thanks.

  • Andrew Alderson:

    Excellent demonstration well worth a watch.

  • Jonathan W Golf:

    Excellent video Herman. Really simple but effective description of the
    takeaway move. Thanks for sharing.

  • Steve Kay:

    Best explanation of takeaway on YouTube. Thanks mate.

  • saijinkai:

    as usual, very detailed and nice teachings, Herman! Perhaps you can put a
    link for people that overswing on their top of back swing in relation to
    this video.

  • seth1455:

    Very nicely explained Herman, the left hand palm path is so easy to do and
    helpful for my current swing issues, thanks 

  • Lance Cummings:

    I’m going to say one thing: Great, but. What’s the ‘But’? It’s simply that
    you don’t perform the takeaway for the camera as you would perform it in an
    actual swing. You won’t look at the club head in a normal takeaway, so
    please don’t do it in a video. I want to see how your head is almost
    independent of your chest rotation.

  • Ignacio Rodríguez:

    This is exactcly what I was looking for .. Once again I´ve been Hermanized
    !!! xDD


  • Rob Tol:

    Herman, there are teachers and teachers. You have the right words to my
    Now, lets go to work. Thanks coach

  • Wesley Sink:

    Thank you lots and lots,I am fourteen years old and before I would struggle
    taking it to the outside or too much around me, but after watching this and
    hitting the range, I was finally able to shoot my best round of 68, hitting
    my driver and irons straight as an arrow. I will keep up with your

  • Colin Johnson:

    As always Herman, a superb explanation of the take away, clear as a bell.
    There seems to be a problem with the back drop though. Looks like you were
    superimposed on a screen, and a lot of the time I couldn’t see the shaft of
    your club. Good to see you passing on your thoughtful tuition again, thank

  • mo abrahams:

    Brilliant finally the truth !!:-) worked so well for me shot 89 first time
    under 90 thank you so much!! 

  • sonicdeviant:

    True. Works on iPhone but no iPad. No idea why.

  • ezenza1:

    thanks herman! very easy and usefull! 

  • Robbie Robinson:

    Very thorough and practical without being overly technical. Covered main
    bases of the takeaway from address to waist high, then from waist to top of
    the swing. Great way to show wrist rotation at top of swing.