How to add Width and be on Plane
Having a wide and on plane golf swing which gets rid of a lot of wasted motion and makes the golf swing very repeatable and stable. To me the right arm is the governor for width and I try to keep my right arm straight for as long as you can in the backswing. If you bend it too early you will get narrow, the left arm will move too much across the chest and your club will be behind your hands at waist high in the backswing. Butch's favorite training aid and one he sells with no endorsement is the Right Angle 2 which he only ever sets on the HALF setting (50%) and you can see it in action below with my swing; it gets you wider, shorter and on plane which are all very big factors in his teaching philosophy. As an added bonus it reduces the tendency to get the club behind you on the backswing.
The less your right arm bends on the backswing, the more your shoulders will turn. This is why Tour players, especially the power hitters, have their right shoulder behind their heads at the top of the backswing.
Driver: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Stage 2 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6X
3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Stage 2 (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7X
Hybrid: Srixon U85 (18 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TGI 100
Irons: TaylorMade P-760 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS TGI 100 +1/2"
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52.12, 58.12), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 64.8
Shaft: KBS TGI 100 +1/2" in 52 & 58; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S-400 in 64
Putter: Tour Issue Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Lined and Filled 34"
Grip: Golf Pride Classic Putter Grip
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5X