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The HAND PLANE
The Hand Plane for golfers
This week, I have a short email-article for you discussing hand path.
If you imagine looking down at the ground as a golfer, and you can see your feet and the ball (below picture)
Imagine your hands are approaching impact on the downswing - this is represented by the green line in the following image.
The path of this green line could be more inside (moving from in-to-out) or more outside (moving from out-to-in), which would have a large influence on the club path at impact. Thus having a large influence on the shot shape you hit.
The hand path entry could also be closer to our legs or farther from our legs, which would (all else being equal) have a large effect on the face strike (toe/heel).
We also have the exit hand path, as shown in the below picture (purple line)
We can see that the hands start to curve back in to the left just prior to and approaching impact. This curvature of the hand path actually helps to create speed and consistency.
Many amateurs unfortunately believe the hands should swing straight through impact, which causes a lot of issues.
Curving the hand path more to the left will be done through body rotation, primarily. It allows the club to fling out at speed, helps close the face, and helps to create more consistent strikes and direction.
Depending on what you need more of in your strike, you can curve the hand path more (or less).
The main points I want you to get from this brief article are
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