Train with the most influential teachers in the game today with The Plane Truth App!

Why The Plane Truth?

Co-founded by Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell, The Plane Truth was designed to bring Hardy’s 40 years of expertise to help amateur golfers improve through 1-on-1 lessons with Plane Truth Certified Instructors and Plane Truth Golf Schools; continue to grow the Plane Truth Certified Instructor family; and elevate the golf games of dozens of players across the world’s major professional tours. They also have produced several best-selling instructional books and video series, including most recently The Release: Golf’s Moment of Truth. 


  • Hardy is believed by many to be the most influential teacher in golf today
  • Hardy is ranked in the top 10 on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 50 Greatest Teachers” and ranked in the “Top 100 Teachers” list of Golf Magazine. 
  • Hardy was voted PGA National Teacher of the Year in 2007; inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2011; and inducted into the prestigious World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2015. 
  • Hardy has tutored several PGA TOUR stars, including Peter Jacobsen, Tom Pernice, Scott McCarron, Paul Azinger, Mark O’Meara, Curtis Strange and Brad Faxon. 
  • Mentored by Hardy since 1998, O’Connell is one of the country’s top teachers, having been ranked in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers” list since 2013 and recognized as one of the “Best Teachers” in the state of Texas since 2011 by Golf Digest. 
  • O’Connell teaches PGA TOUR professionals Matt Kuchar, Tyrone Van Aswegen and Gavin Green. 


Join The Plane Truth Academy

Academy Forum

Social feed where instructors share VIP content, and students share photos and videos about their golf games, training and progress with the entire online academy!

Lessons & Drills


Students get anytime, anywhere access to The Plane Truth's well-organized library of tips, drills and lessons.

1-on-1 Training

After saving their swings in their in-app lockers, students get access to discounted membership-only 1-on-1 lessons, including swing analysis, prescriptive drills and round data analysis.

"Jim & Chris layout the most simple corrections to the misses all golfers face. Was great to bring some of the tips and drills to the range and even lower my score."

- Luke Smith, 10 Handicap