The SlingShot Golf Swing – Plane Facts

The SlingShot Golf Swing is reliant upon the Swing Plane, more specifically, the plane the shaft follows in the downswing. It’s easy to watch the PGA Tour Pros and think that shaft positions don’t matter.

Take for example, the swings of Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson and Matthew Wolff. For each of this great players, the club seems to swing all over the place! However, on close inspection, we discover that in the downswing and through impact, these club shaft positions look remarkably similar.

Many club golfers make swinging the club more difficult for themselves, allowing the shaft to come away from the ‘Slot’ at critical moments in the golf swing. Only by swinging the shaft effectively, around the body, can we reach our ball striking potential.

The plane of the golf shaft in the downswing is critical for the swing to produce optimum centrifugal force. Miss the ‘slot’ in the downswing and efficiency is lost. Forces are generated in different directions, so effort levels increase and clubhead speed drops.


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Steve and Glen are not ‘Method’ coaches. They recognise that there are literally 1000’s of ways to swing a golf club! Rather than try to ‘change’ your swing, their goal is to help You Be The Best Golfer You Can Be!

Skill Development vs Technical Changes

Although technique is an important factor in improving a golfer’s performance, Skill Development is largely neglected in golf coaching today. Skill is something that can be tangibly improved with proper understanding of the golf impact laws and effective practice towards improved performance.

External Focus of Attention

Most golf teaching involves an internal focus. Common suggestions might include increased hip turn, a still head or improved hand path. These are all factors of the golf swing, which many golfers and teachers consider important. However, as they are focused internally, on movements of the body, golfers find changes extremely difficult to process.

Enter the world of External Focus of Attention. This means that instead of focusing on body parts, a golfer can and should focus more on the target, the ball, the clubhead – objects which are external to the body. The sciences involving Motor Skill Learning have proven that by employing an External Focus of Attention, sports men and women learn new moves more quickly, retain changes more readily and can perform better under pressure.

All of the Aussie Golf Pros coaching, drills and advice for clients and viewers, involve an External Focus of Attention and the results can be astonishing!


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