# D-Plane

## Lorne B

Hi,

I half understand the concepts of D-plane.

But can anyone explain how to use the D-plane theory to help shape shots? I.e. how to hit draws and fades using the D-plane theory.

Thanks

# 2 Replies

1. ## Greg T

Have you checked out the trackmanmaestro videos on youtube?

Bluntly clubface angle determines where the ball will start, and face to path angle determines shape.

Check out the vids...

2. ## MR.B D

Hi

It's all about the direction your club face is looking through impact; (This governs the initial direction your ball takes off on)

The dynamic loft the club is presenting through impact;

The swing path the club head is taking through impact;

The angle of attack the club head is through impact; (iron descending, hybrid slightly descending, 3 metal ever so slightly descending to level through the ball. Driver off tee ascending path ideally somewhere around 4 degrees up)

All these conditions in relation to your ball position in your stance, and the alignment of your stance; and all assumes you keep your posture through impact.

And all relative to your target line and where the 'low' point is on your swing arc. {a swing arc that is on an inclined plane to your ground target line, this plane governed by the actual plane the particular club is built at}.

The new data the now precise launch monitors provide show for instance when you hit a slight draw with a 6i, the club face is 4 to 6 degrees open to your target line, but the club head path in coming from the inside of that target line the same 4 to 6 degrees (ie. club face open to target line but square to club path) so it zeros out, with the low point of the arc being some 3 inches in front (target side) of the ball with the hands leading the descending club head through impact giving a forward leaning shaft of 6 degrees.

Cheers.