Speaker 1: Pablo Lopez here, and today we're gonna talk about getting the golf club on plane.
As we've talked about before.
The ball's gonna pay attention to two things, that's all it knows.
The club face, and the club path.
In real simple terms, it wants to know when the club came from and where it was when it got there.
That's all it cares about.
So, in theory, if we're able to swing this golf club on the same angle that head line angle (which is a measurement of the center of the shaft to the ground, in degrees), then you should have a better shot at getting the better shot on the way down.
Which is the only part that counts.
Ask this guy right here.
Let me show you.
He'll tell you that the only time that matter is not that part, it's this part.
And you'll see that Jim Fouric here, this is an old video, but he hadn't changed much over the years.
See how he's parallel to the plane and has the club right on it when he gets there.
So, how do you know whether you have it on plane or not? And that's what we're gonna show you how to do, because, you know, you're out by yourself, there's nobody around and you can't count on any of your friends standing behind you.
You know, because he's blind as a bat.
But I got one of those snowballs on the ground here, one right here.
And I've got one taped to my golf club.
And this way I can start the club back.
Point it, now it looks different in this video, than what it looks like when you're doing.
That club will look like it's pointed right at that stick.
Then, up you go, and you get the stick pointed at the stick on the ground.
Now there's all kind of contraptions they'll sell you that have a little beam of light.
You know, a, uh, laser light that you could tape on there if you want.
I found this to be sufficient enough for me, but you know, whatever's gonna work for you.
But here, boom, see?
Now there's also two ways of looking at this.
'Cause there's no just one perfect way to swing a golf club.
I'm telling you that right now.
Here's Grant right before he's started messing with his swing.
Now, there are those that preach above and parallel.
Which means that club will be pointing there.
So you would have another club here and another club there.
And at the top of the swing, that shaft would be pointed there.
Is one better than the other? I have no clue.
I have no idea which way ...
you know what's the best way of doing is the way that you can do it.
You've got to keep that in mind.
Because you can try to copy somebody else in what they do.
Um, especially when you start playing under pressure.
Whether it's a few bucks with your buddies.
Or just an amateur tournament, or you're in the big time, whatever.
You know, so, uh, I ten to lean toward this direction.
But, uh, there's nothing wrong with doing it the way that it's being down up here, above and parallel.
So, you could set up two sets of sticks, one here, one there.
How wide should those be? Well, actually, the same width this is right here.
So, if you're measuring from your belt line to about where your left arm would be.
Let's pretend that's, uh, I don't know, 18 inches.
Then you'd want to put those clubs right there about 18 inches away than ones that are right online.
But you'll see just about all of them as they come on down, they're gonna melt right down to that line anyway.
I would say why go above and up above parallel, just to come back down to it anyway.
But if that works for you, wonderful.
I don't care.
(Laughs.) I don't care!
Like that guy in a movie ...
what was the thing, uh, uh, the guy's running away? The doctor who supposedly killed his wife, but he didn't, and the guy with the one arm was ...
he says, "I didn't kill my wife!" He said, "I don't care!"
So, this is what happens right here.
You take it, see, and when you get to here it's gonna be pointing at that stick.
You're now pointed at the stick.
Pointed at the stick.
Now up I go, and where's that stick pointed? At the stick.
If I continued this stick all the way down there, this stick would point at that stick.
And I know I'm on play.
That should help you.
Now if you're not sure whether, you're on plane or not, what do you want to do? You want to take your cell phone out.
And you want to take a picture of your swing, attach it to your e-mail, and e-mail it to [email protected]
And guess what, I'm gonna do a complete analysis of it and I'm not going to charge you a penny.
And I'll even attach a drill for you, something to work on.
Then I'll be able to tell you what your path looks like, and what, uh, my opinion is (and it's my opinion), and considering you're getting it for free, that's about what it's worth! (Laughs.) But hey, it would be fine as well at least.
So go ahead and send it to me, I'd be happy to take a look at it and send it back with a complete analysis and a drill attached.