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    One Plane Golf Lesson

    I'm really looking forward to my lesson this week, with a "qualified" One Plane teacher.
    I'm going to see JJ Vallely who is based at Matfin Hall in Northumberland. JJ has been on courses to the States run by Jim Hardy and has had golf clinics with Matt Kuchar.
    I spoke at length with JJ and his knowledge was mind blowing, and explained with clarity. I'm excited as it'll be refreshing to finally have a Pro who will be singing from the same sheet.
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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Cool say Hi from Jack

    I'm up there again to see John this month

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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen View Post
    I'm really looking forward to my lesson this week, with a "qualified" One Plane teacher.
    I'm going to see JJ Vallely who is based at Matfin Hall in Northumberland. JJ has been on courses to the States run by Jim Hardy and has had golf clinics with Matt Kuchar.
    I spoke at length with JJ and his knowledge was mind blowing, and explained with clarity. I'm excited as it'll be refreshing to finally have a Pro who will be singing from the same sheet.
    Bit of a problem if you are a 'natural' 2-Planer!!

    Hardy makes it clear that neither 'swing' is necessarily 'better' than the other, simply 'different' - but all swings could be categorised into either 1-Plane or 2-Plane. His mentor (John Jacobs) generally taught 2-Plane, though, when asked, commented that Ben Hogan swung 'in one plane'!
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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Jensen keep us posted how you get along John is a great coach and its a nice set up where he 's at. Have you read any of Hardy's books?

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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxholer;1852663[B
    ]Bit of a problem if you are a 'natural' 2-Planer!![/B]

    He's not!

    Hardy makes it clear that neither 'swing' is necessarily 'better' than the other, simply 'different' - but all swings could be categorised into either 1-Plane or 2-Plane. His mentor (John Jacobs) generally taught 2-Plane, though, when asked, commented that Ben Hogan swung 'in one plane'!
    Hardy does say that the one plane swing is more reliable because it has fewer moving parts. However not all people, especially old farts like me, are flexible enough to do it. Don't know how long I can keep it up.
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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by mteam View Post
    Jensen keep us posted how you get along John is a great coach and its a nice set up where he 's at. Have you read any of Hardy's books?
    Will do.
    Have read and often refer back to "Plane Truth"

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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    If you fly to a “one plane” golf lesson, how do you get home?

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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Well, had my first lesson with JJ, wow absolutely amazing. The guy has a real passion for teaching
    and his enthusiasm shines through. His knowledge is incredible and he clearly has a drive.
    The set up at Matfen is impressive along with his studio suite, where he has all sorts of aids to help
    with teaching, ie hoops, tennis rackets, hockey sticks, balls etc.
    I'll not go into too much detail, but after recording my swing he showed me the flaws I was making and explained what happens in the golf swing, the face and how the handle reacts. So a bit of technical stuff which was explained with clarity.
    So the message was, even though I thought my action was 1 plane, it wasn't following the rules exactly. I clarified with JJ and due to where my club is in the backswing and how I swing, 1 plane is definitely for me. He picked up I was too tense at address in the shoulders and arms. However the biggest factor is how I come down into impact. I was swinging towards the target, rather than in an arc with relaxed arms. For a 1 plane swing I need to swing down and exit low bottom (FOR ME).
    So JJ illustrated with a tennis racket and an oven glove what I need to do. The sensation for me is that I now feel I'm coming over the top, I have to strike down with the feeling of my right palm hitting my left thigh. It's as though I have a knife in my right hand and that I am trying to stab myself in the left thigh with a flat right hand. It's something that never dawned on me after reading the plane truth book. It just goes to show how hard it is to understand details from a book.
    The great thing is after spending quite a bit of time with JJ I can relate to what he says, it's now a case of doing the drills and putting the work in.
    Regardless of what type of swing you have, with his depth of knowledge JJ would certainly be able to help you,,so if you're not too far away pay him a visit.
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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Its a strange feeling throwing your right hand down near you thigh when done right the club head just fires through

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    Re: One Plane Golf Lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by mteam View Post
    Its a strange feeling throwing your right hand down near you thigh when done right the club head just fires through
    So I take it you're working on the 1 Plane Swing too, are you ?
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