Matt Kuchar Swing Review: 2013 One Plane Golf Swing

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You may have noticed that Matt Kuchar has a little different looking backswing. That is because he has one of the only one plane swings on the PGA Tour.

Many of you may have heard about the one plane swing, but the real question… is it something that I should be trying to do. That’s exactly what we will discuss in this video.

You may be surprised to learn some interesting information that the analyst and one plane promoters aren’t letting you know.

If you are loosing distance, and have an aching back from your one plane swing, you will want to watch this video.

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  1. All these videos and comments focus on tall thin golfers. For us short, heavy golfers we are told that Flat plane Swing and one plane swings are the type of swing we should have to get around our girth. So One plane swing for me has to be the way to go. Do you agree??

  2. I have heard that a lot, and I don't know where that idea started. The larger the player the more difficult it will become to swing around the body. A very large golfer has no choice but to swing extremely upright, since their arms will not be able to swing across their chest. There is simply no room, the body is in the way. A good example is Craig Stadler who has one of the most upright swings on tour. Good luck with your game. ~Clay Ballard

  3. Just made a video for big golfers that is going to be released tomorrow morning on the channel. Be sure to check it out. Good Luck!! ~Clay Ballard

  4. Is that the one showing comparison to Matt Kuchar? If your company can help me with my swing, I would buy it in a heart beat. Being a big Golfer, I cant get my arm across my chest and I have a steep swing and a Fade and a half.. I would love to draw the ball, but its just not happening.. I can hit my lower irons and wedges straight sometimes, but my fade is killing me.. help me and I will buy your stuff today.

  5. Great. If you are hitting a fade, that is coming from the downswing. Most likely you are coming a bit over the top. I would start out with the over the top fault and fix series on the site. That will really help you to know how and what to change. Click the link in the description of this video, then sign up for your premium membership and you will have access to that series. ~Clay Ballard

  6. You are right but for amatuers who can't practice every day I think a one plane swing is just easier and more consistent. My distance is actually better only becuase I hit it more square. My occasiona bombs that I use to have with a more upright swing is gone but the consistency was never there.

  7. To me one plane swing is just great. Believe me i have tried putting arm up but huge problem is that you lose consistency. I mean as a tennis instructor a lot of times we can't teach the way pro hit to normal people. We do not have same scale or their atheletic ability. I believe so many sports coaches including myself make big mistake on this. Pro and we are different. They can do something we can't do. I believe that if all the golf coahes teaches the amture the one plane swing then their score inrease dramatically. I mean many times golf or tennis have been taught way and way too complex. And many times it causes amatures to play bad. Watch those older weekends players. Their swings aren't really text book but they play really well. Tennis is in same thing. To me one plane swing is very simple form of swing. I always think to take golf clube bak 45 degree angle. it is like unit turn take club back with rotation. With this way you can always have same take back. if you bring club up then you can have million different golf swing. Again. for us shooting 80's is good enough. if you can hit the ball straight then your score will be better. Tennis is same thing if you can play consistent then you can beat y our friends. but in order to make millions by playing golf or tennis then that's different story. Just like tennis you must have great techniques to do it. Maybe one plane is not the way to go. Espeially in tour level you need to have distance. Just like tennis nobody take racket back straight. Yes there are maybe one out of 1000 players do but it's not coommon. there are reasons why they do that.

  8. I love how every one of your videos is SELLING your method.  If you were to actually ASK Matt, he'd tell you in no uncertain terms that the OPS he's using is far easier on his body than his old swing.  Granted, it's not for everyone, but to say it'll lead to back problems just because you think it's not as efficient as RST is bunk.  Body shapes and abilities are as individual as fingerprints.  Making blanket assertions to sell your method is intellectually dishonest at best.

  9. Unfortunately, you analysed an old swing of Matt's. Check out the last analysis from Wayne Defrancesco and you'll see that he swang with the left arm much more vertical in 2013…
    Regarding the fact that flatter swings do not produce as much club head speed as more vertical ones, I think that history does not support this strong statement. Indeed, two of the best ball strickers that ever lived and who are still recognised as such nowadays had flat swings. I'm off course refering to Ben Hogan and Moe Norman !

  10. A swing like tigers and a rst type swing does not generate injury or increases your chances for not getting injured just is not true. Obviously Tiger has injuries but in general injury is gonna come from repetition of  constant twisting and contorting of your body and if anything you have an equal or higher chance of injury from an rst swing because of the downward drive of the upper body and upward drive of the lower body as seen from tiger in that very swing. The club then returns in a higher impact plane vs the original shaft plane as seen with all rst swingers. That causes plenty of injuries as we are seeing with tiger in the back. All the years of driving hard with the lower body and compressing with the upper will catch up to you. I'm not a one plane swinger nor do I advocate it but no matter what swing you make you have a chance for injury and I dont think it's any greater under any swing. While one planers may rotate harder rst type swings drive harder. Either way you set yourself up for a chance to be inured. 


    Ben Wagner

  11. OMG all you guys who try to pick and discredit Clay and Chuck make me laugh. As a former teaching pro I wanna pull out my hair when I see all the crap instruction and tips on the internet and YouTube. 95% is a complete joke… I've decided to start playing competitive golf again after some minor back surgery and have been working to tweak my swing with the RST swing thoughts and teachers and couldn't be happier!!! Keep up the great work Chuck and Clay and obviously let your subscribers and in person lesson schedule do the talking, can't wait to head back down to Lake Nona this summer and get in some work with you guys!!!

  12. In fact, Matt's swing is not one plane, his swing plane angle is the same as tiger's. this book "decoding the golf swing plane" explains it all on page 115.

  13. Consistency? Tiger cant find the fairway. The best ballstrikers of all time had flat backswings. Ben Hogan, Moe Norman, Lee Trevino. Did you really mention Dustin Johnson as having a good swing?

  14. Very informative. I'm not flexible enough to restrict my hip movement—a requirement of the one-plane swing—and use separation as a power source. I also prefer a more upright posture at address.  I'll stick with the two-plane or rotary swing. Even though I do believe that flat, very connected swings like Hunter Mahan's are pretty to look at. 

  15. Funny How Matt Kuchar is Back Pain free, and yet Tiger is dealing with major Back issues which ended up in surgery and blew out his back yet again at Torrey Pines. The exact opposite of what you say lag Dr, has actually happened.

  16. Tiger can't even play because he has so much pain. Remember he had surgery on his back??? Sorry guys but you missed this one. A flatter swing is much better. And to your reference to Fred Couples, …. He was plagued with back injuries his entire career.

  17. Hogan wrote in the (5) lessons, 1985 print revision page 91, "The faster the hips move the better.  They can't go too fast."
    Tiger Woods wrote in How I Play Gold c. 2001 page 199, "I'm unwinding my hips as fast as they can possibly go."
    Is maximum hip rotation speed on the downswing important or not?

  18. Well, sems oyu habve never seen or heard of the greatet golf striker (T.Woods) Moe Norman.

  19. First of all, just because you can't do it doesn't mean it doesn't go far and is inferior. Second of all, this motion he imitated resembles Hogans master move. This is actually effortless, and I hit the ball over 300 on average. Now I didn't copy kuchars swing, in fact I just found out about his Swing and I am noticing a lot of movements with my swing and his. The ball, thanks to the body rotation from the top allows for the arms to follow and gets into a shallow position to hit. This movement keeps his right elbow close to his body effortlessly- I know from experience in my ball striking now. Now I have a lot to prove in the coming years of my golf career, but I'm going to keep working at it so don't say something like "so why aren't you on tour". Trust me on this one. It's the master move and will fix your in to out slicing path.