When most beginner golfers first start learning how to swing a golf club, they do what feels right and don’t know to focus on developing a stroke that follows a proper swing plane. However, staying on the swing plane is essential to maintain a solid and consistent golf stroke, so it’s important to teach the concept of the swing plane to beginners right away. In this lesson, we teach you a simple beginner golf swing drill you can utilize to ensure your swing follows the proper path away from and through the ball, each and every time.
The three-step beginner golf swing drill
Rather than letting golfers just starting out swing and swing to eventually develop a comfortable swing that sends the ball straight, we recommend starting with beginner golf swing plane training. To help train new golfers to follow the swing plane, PGA Professional Ali Jean Wells demonstrates a simple three-step beginner golf swing drill that warms golfers progressively into a natural swing that’s on plane.
First in Ali’s beginner golf swing three-step drill, she teaches you how to get used to pulling the club over your shoulder during the backswing and follow-through, bending your right arm at the start and your left at the finish. Next in the beginner golf swing drill, you’ll learn how to double up for success. Ali shows you how to use two clubs to further develop a proper swing plane, being sure to keep the clubs parallel and never let them touch.
Once you’ve gotten comfortable with the first two steps, you can ditch the second club and use just one to practice a consistent, straight beginner golf swing. Focus on getting the club over your shoulder and bending the correct arm, and you’ll have a beautiful beginner golf swing that’s on plane!