Combination: Body Tilt and Trail Hand Position = Single Plane Alignment

I’ve heard it thousands of times.  Golfers saying that they “tried” the Single Plane Golf Swing and rarely do they try it correctly.  That’s because there is more to the Single Plane Golf swing than just standing further from the ball and reaching with your arms.

The Single Plane swing mechanics, as compared to the conventional golf swing, are actually number of differences that, when combined, create the Single Plane mechanics.  These “combinations” are what position the body into a biomechanically easier place to achieve impact.  Let’s take a look at a few of the most important combinations.


To achieve the ideal Single Plane where the club shaft aligns with both the lead arm and the trail arm, you must have the proper spine tilt (1).   The spine tilt allows the trail hand to rotate more under the club (2).

Single Plane Address

Together the spine tilt and the trail hand position create the Single Plane alignment of the club shaft and trail arm.

Moe Norman Address

Another combination of positions occurs as a result of the ideal address position on the Single Plane.  The ideal Single Plane creates the proper distance from the ball – I call “Spacing”.  In the next article I will talk about how spacing allows you to simplify and become more consistent and the most important moment of the golf swing.

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