Matt Kuchar's impact the week after his win at The Players...
Instead of putting up a new blog post every time a video comes out, we'll just use this one to keep a running list of the videos.
In the following weeks and months, we'll be publishing links in our blog to an online TV series we are doing with the Titleist Performance Institute. TPI is a wonderful organization and it is an honor for us to work with them on projects such as this. The focus of the Plane Truth Show is on helping you better diagnose and correct your ball flights.
Due to Matt Kuchar's great play of late and recent win at the Turning Stone Resort Championship there have been requests to do a video blog of his golf swing. In this two-part video blog, I will look at some elements of Matt's swing.
So in an earlier post, I asked the question “how do you find the information that applies to you?” This is an extremely important question to answer if you want to improve. I also believe that it is the reason why many people fail when trying to implement changes to their swing – no matter what school of thought. One Plane. Two Plane. Stack and Tilt. Golf Machine. It doesn’t matter. The biggest mistake I see is that people think they need to get every single element correct. Start on page 1 and begin implementing. Stop when you get to the end. Given the fact that you can maybe work on 2-3 things at any one time, I couldn’t imagine how long it would take to get it all correct. Not only that, the journey is most likely a painful one...
So what about this “Matrix” I mentioned in my last blog post? It started with four spreadsheets that listed every single major fault in the golf swing by segment. Actually it was eight spreadsheets – there was a list of faults for One Plane and a list of faults for Two Plane. Seemed simple enough. But that was just the start. There were two more spreadsheets listing all of the drills to fix each fault. Then there were two more spreadsheets detailing all of the ball flight misses for each fault. And finally, there were two more spreadsheets with all of the contributing faults for each fault. Sound confusing? Yep, I thought so too. Did I mention that there was a video for each fault and each drill? So if you’re keeping track, at this point I have fourteen giant spreadsheets, a ton of information, and several hundred videos.
First of all, my apologies for our blog being so quiet lately. Summer is usually our busiest time. Jim takes some time off at his cabin in Colorado and Chris’ students are in full tournament mode.
So, I guess you folks are stuck with me. Heh. The old cliché of “something is better than nothing” is about to be put to the test.
In the finale of our four-part series, we look at the Two Plane swing from a face-on view. As mentioned previously, the down-the-line perspective will normally give us 80% of what we need to know when evaluating a golf swing. However, there are several elements that are best seen in the face-on view. We dive into those in this video of Scott Hoch.
We move back to the One Plane swing for the third installment of our four part series of tutorials on video-based analysis. In this video, we look at the key elements of the One Plane swing from a face-on view. While the down-the-line perspective will normally give us 80% of what we need to know when evaluating a golf swing, there are several elements that are best seen in the face-on view. We dive into those in this video of Scott McCarron.
In our second installment of our four part series of tutorials on video-based analysis, we look at the Two Plane swing from Down the Line. While the majority of our readers are working to be One Planers, we still feel the Two Plane swing is also a very correct way to swing a club. Even if you are an aspiring One Planer, we encourage you to watch this because it will also help you better understand the differences between the two swings.