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What does being "laid off" mean in your swing?

Being laid off has to do with the swing plane. Most people refer to being laid off as being under the swing plane at the top of the swing, but they forget to mention the takeaway.

In this case when I say swing plane, I mean the original shaft plane. This is a line drawn from the head of your club and up the shaft through the grip indefinitely up to the sky. When a player is laid off on the takeaway, they are rolling the club too far inside and under this line. The club head quickly gets behind their hands. When a player is laid off at the top, again the club will be under the plane line. For a right handed golfer, the club will be pointed well left of their target at the top.

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