“I have the honor and privilege of working with Pete Buchanan with Plane Simple Golf. He is much more than just a swing coach; he is a mentor, friend, and nothing short of my Yoda. I am currently living in Florida and Pete is in St. Louis, but this has not deterred our progress. I send him a video of my swing about every two weeks and he sends me back a video recap where he can give me both and audio and visual lesson using his software. I speak with him on the phone nearly every day and he always has the answers for me. He has taught me in a cause and effect matter, so even when he’s not with me I can make improvements. He has taught me to listen to the ball flight and that tells me everything I need to know about the swing and what changes I need to make. This not only gives me the ability be my own coach, but make immediate changes on the course when I’m having problems. Furthermore I have helped Pete and Plane Simple Golf develop a training aid the reinforces everything he has taught me that can be used in every aspect of practice that can be found on www.planesimplegolf.com”Chris Johnson
We hear it all the time! Golf can never be mastered. As players, students, teachers, and professionals can attest, almost everyone is trying to get better. Golfers try to do this in a myriad of ways. Most search for answers within the equipment industry. With today’s advertising, you would think that everyone would be hitting towering 350 yard drives. However, many are beginning to learn the truth. Besides being properly fit for your clubs, the answer isn’t in your equipment. In truth, proper instruction is really the only way a golfer can improve.
With that said, many instructors, players, and even television announcers have fallen down the rabbit hole of biomechanics, physics, and kinesiology. You hear these cool sounding terms everywhere. Many these days like to talk about the kinematic sequence, the kinetic chain, ground reaction forces, centripetal force, centrifugal force, etc. While there is nothing inherently wrong with understanding these notions, as they can all be used to create an effective golf swing, do amateur players (even high level amateurs) need to know them to play better golf? Is there a better way? I can’t and won’t speak for everyone, but I played my best golf before I learned the terms above. In my mind, simpler will always be better. This is what led me to Pete Buchanan, Plane Simple Golf, and the Simple Swing Repeater (SSR).
The truth can set you free. However, normally, if something sounds too good to be true, it is. Pete’s pitch is simple. Improve your scores by up to 40% in just 30 days. Sounds too good to be true. Truthfully, even after talking with Pete and hearing the success stories, I was a bit skeptical. As a former scratch golfer, who no longer had the time to play as much as I used to, I had grown tired of piecing together my rounds, while hoping that my ball striking would be on that day. But after repeated conversations with Pete, I thought I honestly had nothing to lose. His ideas on the golf swing are simple, repeatable, and just downright easy to follow.
First and foremost, I need to get this out of the way. I have always despised training aids, but like many others, I have used them, with mostly minimal success. With that said, the SSR is without a doubt, the best thing I have ever used for my golf swing. You can use it for every shot, full swing to putting. It helps the golfer create a truly repeatable swing with solid, consistent impact every single time. I love the SSR, but it is Pete and his method of instruction that is really the star! Pete has thought of everything from tee to green!
The beauty of the 30 day program; everything is laid out for you. Pete goes in-depth with the full swing, pitching, chipping, and putting and how they can all be improved to dramatically lower your scores. What you’ll notice immediately is you won’t have to spend hours upon hours at the range practicing, because many of the full swing drills do not require a ball. Anyone can take can a few minutes here and there throughout the day and work with the SSR to groove a swing that is consistent and repeatable. The proof if is the pudding for me.
Before starting the 30 day program, I shot 78 to get a baseline. Over the next four weeks I played one round a week after following the program. The scores were as follows. Week one I shot 76. Week two I finished with a 74. When week three came around I went down hard with the worst cold I have had in years. Without any practice I was still able to go out and shoot 73. In my last week on the program I was able to break par for the first time in eight years with a score of 70. For anyone keeping count that is eight strokes in 30 days.
The best thing about this program; my scores have continued to drop. 40+ days in, with minimal practice I have broken par every time I have played, with my latest score being 68. Finally, Pete is with you every step of the way. From full video feedback to phone conversations. Pete went out of his way to talk to me over video messaging. Working in Kuwait, this was a major plus for me. Are you an amateur at any level looking for better scores? Have you been plagued with injuries? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you owe it to yourself to give Plane Simple Golf, the SSR, and Pete’s 30 day program a try. I can promise you won’t regret it!Kenneth Miller
I am 51 years old handicap of 16, playing in the Show Me Amateurs Tour and the MGA Senior Tour…. Have only had a few one on one lessons in the past…. This year I was going to be serious about my game… Then a friend told me about Pete, and his online coaching, I never had an online coaching, but Pete had the credentials I was looking for, but never able to meet because of the distance….. after a few emails and sending him a few videos, Pete was able to go over everything on my swing on the woods and irons, in a way that was easy for me to understand….Then I started using the Simple Swing Repeater and the 30 Day Challenge homework, from Pete…..I could tell right off that the Simple Swing Repeater kept me in the right angle to swing correctly. Then I would send Pete new videos about every week, Pete would have me tweak a few things then I would resend some new videos… I could tell a great improvement in my swing striking and the consistency of the ball flight… Not only did my handicap drop, but I starting to win the tournaments in my flight… and that has never happen before, now other golfers are wanting to play with me, another first… also next season I am moving up to the tougher flight… I will continue to work with Pete, he has done so much for my game in such a short time, I can’t wait to see what’s next…. Thank you so much Pete, you will never know how much you have helped me.Marcus Swinson Jr
I’ve known Pete Buchanan for over 20 years and he has dramatically improved his students golf swings and increased their enjoyment for playing golf. I’ve seen Pete help golfers at all skill levels, from professional, to beginner, and in a few swings he’s ready to help you understand your swing and how to improve it. His desire to simplify the golf swing and help golfers improve their games makes him a valuable expert I feel lucky to work with. Both myself and my son have benefitted greatly from Pete’s lessons which simplified our swings, improved our understanding of our swings, and lowered our scores. We continue to stay connected to Pete through his innovative teaching technology and personalized lesson plans. You will not find a more dedicated teacher who wants to see you succeed than Pete Buchanan. I’ve also had the pleasure to play golf with Pete and he can certainly take his swing fundamentals to the golf course as an accomplished player. Thank you for all your help and insights in improving our golf games!Mark Haley
I’ve been using the SSR for only 4 weeks now and have knocked off a full 4 strokes from my handicap (Now 9.6). I’m hitting the ball more solid and any missed shots are much more controlled.Mike Johnson
Pete I love your teaching method and it’s over all simplicity . The SSR makes everything even easier. Thank you tons for making this possible. I purchased the SSR late summer. Was a 17 handicap. At years end I was a 7.2.Tom Manke
One thing I have noticed right away is how much easier this swing is on the body. Where I saw the biggest improvements was in my chipping and putting control. I had the opportunity to practice wall to wall full swings twice. The first session went well, great contact and distance.Chris Miller
So far I like it. It helps in grain what I have been working on for several weeks-stopping and shortening my hands at the top of my long swing. I use it virtually every practice session and it certainly helped.Michael Robbins
I was introduced to Pete Buchanan and Chris Johnson from Plane Simple Golf and to be honest, I was skeptical. The reason for my negative view was based on two factors. One, the idea that somebody could help me fix the multiple problems with my swing by wearing a device seemed unlikely. Secondly, the thought that someone could create something new in this day and age that was better than the hundreds of products already on the golf market (most of which I own) was even more unlikely. I agreed to try the prototype that they had because I didn’t want to be rude and reject their invite to test their new product. I still remember thinking that if it could do what they claimed; I would be their biggest fan because I was sick of hitting my little sissy fade. Well I can tell you that I was shocked that I hit 8 or 10 balls and all of a sudden I was hitting a subtle draw. I was wearing the device and hitting 8 iron shots that I had never been able to hit before. I said to Pete that I was impressed but I wondered how I would hit a long iron, he said hit any club you want. I hit my 6 iron with the same subtle boring draw and I was hooked. I had never been able to feel the flat left wrist position that I knew would give me a more dependable consistent ball flight.
Pete and Chris had me hitting shot after shot with the club on plane and all of sudden I was not over swinging and I was hitting great golf shots. My game has improved so much because the Plane Simple Golf Simple Swing Repeater training brace put the club on plane and I felt the proper position of the club. I am a 55 year old 6’3″ man with an 11.8 handicap that has a new enthusiasm for the game and now I have the confidence that even at my age I can improve. Thanks guys.Randy Minchew
Have been playing Golf with a Vigor I haven’t felt in years! I have been golfing since I retired at 55, moved to central Florida and got a starter & player assistant job at a very upscale resort style Golf Course.
The job had many perks one being as much golf and practice I wanted, I stayed the same Handicap for years never getting any better than a 20 Hdcp. playing like a 23 Hdcp, I played and played, then I was introduced to Plane Simple Golf by a coworker.
I can’t say enough good things about the concept. I’m taking my time studying the drills and watching the videos, at the range I’m hitting the ball straight, more and more down the middle without the wrist cock, I can get back to Square more times than I could have ever imagined. Last week I played every day, early in the morning, like a child with a new found enthusiasm, I haven’t ever felt in many years.
Did I tell you I’m 70 years old have been playing very regular for the last 15 years? I usually go out golfing early to get exercise & keeping fit, “FLAT LINED” was my game. It seemed to me, “It was DEAD”. I was always hitting “FOUL BALLS” Tee shots , fairway shots, chips, most going FOUL. Double bogey and more. It was getting me down, than one day a Co-worker and new friend (you can remove his name if you please, I have not asked his permission to use it, but I owe it all to him, Chris Johnson (PSG Tour Player/Instructor), the same Chris in your videos.) Ask me how I did that day? I told him my sad story and he told me about PlaneSimpleGolf.com and fixed me up with Simple Swing Repeater, and offered support.
Well, I went off looking at your program as a ‘Plain Simple’ way to square the club at impact. It seemed so simple to me because at my age, my back swing works very well with your “wall to wall” principle, and keeping my wrist firm is the answer, not only for me but for every weekend, vacationing man and woman who suffer with finding & and hitting their FOUL BALLS out of the rough & sand.
For the first time I have been hitting 12/13 fairways at least 3 out of 4 par 3 greens. If I hit fairways I have a great chance to hit the Green in 2 and every time I got on in 2, I 2 putted for a PAR. Last week I played 18 holes a day 5 days, and hit the range 1hr. 3 days, only because I was having so much “FUN” I couldn’t stop hitting so many great shots down the middle, can not wait to get back the next week.
No Kidding, my score has been in the low 80s (84 high to 81 low)!!! Consistently
My first sentence is worth repeating: “I am now playing the Game of Golf with a Vigor I haven’t felt in years!”
Thank you Pete Buchanan & your Friends for the heads up on PlaneSimpleGolf.com. Soon people will catch on, I’m sure.Anthony Barbato
Each practice session has shown improvement over the last. Your assessment about the cause of the occasional shank was spot on. Pitching is going quite well. And they no longer show up. The sweet spot is hit more than ever. Practice in all drills is going well and I enjoy working on them. I haven’t had many opportunities to play lately but look forward to doing so. My ball striking has never been this consistent. And my 57 year old body has had no trouble keeping up with any of the drills.Don Huff
I practiced with the SSR for the first time on the range and did some of the drills you suggested and frankly I was quite amazed at the quick results.The short game was fairly easy to adapt but the difference in solid contact and trajectory was noticeable immediately.I worked my way thru the short irons to driver and was surprised how straight the ball went and how far it flew without any wrist hinge or lag.Bill McDonald
Pete.. thank you very much for inventing such a great product!! I’m about an eight handicap but always struggle with being inconsistent . And just a couple times of using the SSR I realized the golf swing is simple and all about keeping the clubface square at impact.. Pete how to videos that come with the SSR are are right on the money and anybody that strives to be a better golfer even low handicap golfers please give Pete’s SSR a try and you won’t be sorry..Pete you have hit it out of the park with this one !! Thank you very much!! Happy holidays to you and your family!! PS.. One happy golfer here can’t wait for spring!Scott Morstorf
Pete, just a quick update. I played 18 holes today, first game in 7 weeks. After the first 4 holes I could trust my swing again knowing it was on the correct plane, and this after only one session with the SSR. I hit many solid shots but where I really found the difference was my consistency off the tee, amazing. One session with the SSRS has given me confidence and got me swinging the club properly again, what a complete transformation. I know I need more practice to get back to where I know I should be, but with the SSR I know it’s a distinct possibility. Will keep you posted, but in the meantime thanks for your help and attention.Gordon Steen