With a golf swing, the swing plane sometimes sounds complicated, but it's not. This golf instruction video from PGA Professional Charlie King explains the nuances of getting the right angle.
Unlike a croquet mallet, a golf club should not go straight back and straight through. There is a curve in your swing.
If you want to keep the ball from going right or left, you have to consistently keep the swing on a plane, not coming in too high or too low. It sounds counter-intuitive, but to hit the ball straight, you have to hit the ball in a circle.
Charlie King is PGA director of instruction for the prestigious Reynolds Golf Academy at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. He is ranked among the Top 100 Teachers in America by Golf Magazine, and has authored two books: "You're NOT Lifting Your Head," and "Golf's Red Zone Challenge." Click here to read his golf blog.