We often hear on the course or the range that our swing should be "inside out". The concept doesn't necessarily refer to the swing as a whole, but rather to the swing path the club face takes just before and slightly after impact. In this article, we cover the basics of the inside out golf swing path and a few pointers on how to achieve it.
Let's start by imagining a swing that is "on plane". During address, imagine a straight line running through the ball in line with the target and stretching to infinity in both directions. Next, imagine a straight line extending to infinity from both the bottom and top of the cheap golf clubs shaft.
Throughout the swing, the imaginary lines from the top and bottom of the club shaft should follow along the imaginary target line running in front and back of the ball--except, of course, when the club shaft of cheap golf clubs is parallel to the ground. For example, at the start of the back swing, the imaginary line extending from the bottom of the club shaft follows along the target line running behind the ball. Ensuring these imaginary lines always intersect provides for a swing that is "on plane".
Back to the "inside out swing path". As the club face approaches the ball the hands have dropped closer to the body, keeping the arms connected. When this happens, the club face will be square with the target line at impact yet be traveling on a slightly inside out path just before and after impact.