Plane Truth
Golf Instruction

What is the Plane Truth?

We are a golf instruction organization based on the findings and discoveries of world renowned golf instructor Jim Hardy.  In 2015, Jim was inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and is currently ranked #7 on Golf Digest’s Best Teachers list.  He is probably best known for his 2005 book, The Plane Truth for Golfers.

In it he explains that there are not one, but two general categories in which ALL swings can be divided and analyzed.  Just by looking at the variety of swings of successful players in golf, it is obvious that all aren’t employing the same singular method.  The two categories were termed “one plane” and “two plane”.  

Within each category there are many variations.  Each swing has its own set of fundamentals that work together to optimally create a correct, repetitive impact.  For a “one plane” swing the arms and club swing on a somewhat similar plane to that of the shoulder turn.  For a “two plane” swing the arms and club swing on a decidedly more upright plane than the plane on which the shoulders turn.  

The two categories of swings are completely opposite in nature.  When opposing fundamentals from one category are introduced into the other category a breakdown occurs.  Fundamentals paramount for one will ruin the other.  In 2007, Jim’s second book, The Plane Truth for Golfers Master Class followed further helping golfers in implementing the information.