For future reference, when making insults and doing your best best to promote or undercut an instructor and his/her swing method, please do your best to use correct grammar. For instance, you said, "your flat our wrong.......and some other business about the golf swing and your teaching/golfing method is better etc., etc....."
I think what you meant is, "you're wrong...blah blah blah......" - as is in...you are....
In a practical example, "jd924, you're the best golfer EVER! And the best at offering up advice about a hip slide and ball flight laws."
But seriously I have no doubt that a hip slide helped you and fits into your swing profile. A non-slide method works for me. In all sincerity, all golfers are different. I had a horrible image of a hip slide in my head. Now I don't and I play better golf. Do my hips still slide...yes they do to an extent. And as far as your comments on ball flight laws -- seriously -- if you figure those out you need to call somebody and publish that business for some serious profit!
To this day, there are multiple ball flight "laws". Oddly enough. And I agree. Face angle, aim line, path, etc. can be confusing. Physics is like that. The other day I was reading an article that ref'd Harvey Penick talking about how to shape shots. I then crossed it with an article by Byron Nelson regarding the same subject matter which said similar things. Then I recalled an article/interview with Sean Foley and the S&T; guys taking about other factors, which also make sense. And then there is Tom Watson's DVD's which are seemingly "old school methods" talking about hitting a fade with an open stance and an open club face. All I'm trying to say, is to each his/her own.
Paul's method works for me. Another method works for you. You're to a 6.9. That is some good golfing of the ball!!! Hip side and all!!!!