Grooving the correct swing plane is an essential part of consistent ball striking for any golfer. Nationally recognized teacher Ted Sheftic has developed an ingenious training aid to help golfers of all abilities to improve this vital part of their swing. The Plane Trainer gives the golfer instant feedback as they start their back swing and provides the player with continuous feedback throughout the rest of the swing. The Deluxe Plane Trainer insures that the high handicapper and golfers of all abilities avoid pulling the club too far inside at the start of their back swing which results in dreaded Over the Top move on the down swing. The Duluxe Plane Trainer's unique design is equally useful to help players who have the opposite problem of starting their back swings outside the proper plane and then come "under" plane, creating an angle of attack from too far inside.
The golfer takes the club back properly on the back swing and knocks over the first small foam padded arm of The Deluxe Plane Trainer. He or she must then swing the club and avoid touching the inside foam pad which is on the correct plane angle. By avoiding touching the second pad this allows the golfer to cock their wrist correctly, keeping the club on the correct path to the top. On the downswing they must swing under the third pad which is on the shoulder plane, producing the perfect path for the average golfer. The beauty of the Deluxe Plane Trainer allows players of all abilities to produce the proper feel back and through the ball without numerous mechanical thoughts.
As Ted says: "You need to execute a back swing in which you club moves on consistent and correct path to the top. Once a golfer starts the downswing properly on plane to the target, their swing will tend naturally to stay on plane through impact and into the finish.
"The Deluxe Plane Trainer is portable, easy to use, and delivers results. Learn more about The Deluxe Plane Trainer by visiting Ted Sheftic's website atTed Sheftic's Deluxe Plane Trainer Helps Golfers Groove a Better SwingFrom Brent Kelley editor at about.com training aid review.One of Sheftic's newest creations is the Ted Sheftic Deluxe Plane Trainer. This is one that Sheftic believes has great potential to catch on with golfers. The Deluxe Plane Trainer is an attention getting product, with several moving parts, brightly colored foam padding and white and red plastic pipe construction. If one was set up on a driving range, it'd be hard to miss.
Its purpose is, as you likely guessed from the name, to get your swing on the proper plane (although, because its foam padded arms are movable, it does have other uses, too). Many recreational golfers have the problem of coming over the top; while even many highly skilled players fall into the trap of bringing the club to the ball too much from the inside.
The Plane Trainer helps both players, as we discovered when we took ours to a top golf academy for a demonstration.
The golfer sets up with his ball placed one club length in front of a foam padded arm that stands straight up. Behind that is another such arm, slightly longer, that is leaned at an angle to mimic the swing plane. The idea is to hit the smaller arm with the backswing, knocking it over, while avoiding the larger arm. Do both, and you'll know you're taking the club back on the proper plane, without getting inside.Another arm in front of the golfer is another check against an over the top swing, and also serves to help those golfers who come too far from the inside (the opposite of over the top), or who push their hands to the right on the follow through.
The pros we showed the Deluxe Plane Trainer to thought it was a very effective tool to create the perfect path.Ted's Training Aids - Call to Order Now ! - (717) 891-0684 Roy Pace former PGA Tour Player