Golf Swing Plane Explained with One Plane & Two Plane Swing Analysis by Herman Williams

Online Golf Lessons by Herman Williams, PGA Professional

Watch as Herman Williams, PGA Professional goes into the nitty gritty details with his “Definitive Guide to Golf Swing Plane.” Learn how to analyze your own golf swing from a down the line viewpoint and where to draw the lines to really study the swing plane of your own golf swing. Also learn how professional Tour Players like Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar (pictured in this video) and Tiger Woods make the transition to drop onto the proper downswing plane.

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Great video. I was wondering what you thought about Ben Hogan's plane description. He, I think, described the backswing plane as running from the golf ball over the top of the shoulders. Then the downswing plane was much lower, underneath the first plane. He said you should never 'break' the first plane. He obviously had a flat swing anyway. 

    Also, it helps me a lot to see the swing planes of different pro players analyzed. 

  5. Herman This is the most illuminating of all the explanations re one plane v. two plane swings. You just kicked the stuffing out of any other videos on line re the same subject. Very easy to understand, and eliminated many misconceptions. I give it a 10, on a scale of 1 to 10, ten being best. Thanks a lot.