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Want to hit the ball straight? Swing your golf club in a circle

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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 on the swing plane

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Charlie King shows how, if you want to keep the ball from going right or left, you have to consistently keep the swing on a plane.

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.

 
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    Rito chisholm wrote on: Jan 31, 2012

    thanks for the simple approach! Stumbled on to your video and love it. It has already cured some bad thoughts and habits. I'll be sharing with other golf buddies......later...after a few rounds with them.

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    golf hat wrote on: Apr 18, 2011

    I was wondering to find about golf swing.
    Golf hat

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