Was asked these questions in a PM.
- Why do you change your angle of attack when coming down the swing plane?
Angle of attack refers to decent or ascent into the ball at impact, so not sure how I can change it from backswing to downswing. There are many "planes" in the golf swing. I tend to have a rightward swing direction, measured on 3D systems. So even though I do have a little up and out move with my arms, my horizontal swing plane is oriented to the right.
- I think if you draw a circle around your swing it wouldn't be even? I mean your striking is solid because you come back to the plane eventually through impact which is remarkable so why? (i just think it looks that way) maybe DTL view would be clearer.
Like Erik said a few posts ago, virtually every tour player comes "over the top". Meaning the left arm was more inward (from dtl) on the backswing than on the downswing. I would like to see my left arm more in on the downswing. The "plane" that I come back to isn't that important, some great players are on it some are way above it, not a commonality of the games' best
players. Obviously the camera angle is huge. For "plane" stuff it much better to measure what is really going on with 3D radar systems like FlightScope and Trackman.
Arms "deeper" on the backswing. Both these guys draw the ball.
None of these guys shaft's match where they are at address. I'd actually like the see mine higher but that would be a result of some other things.
- How do you initiate your down swing? Do you slide your hips then turn or?
and why do you over rotate your hips during the upswing? habit?
I don't think I over rotate my hips. Hips should def be open at impact but I wouldn't say mine are too open. I would say I tend to rotate my upper center a little early. Not an optimal kinematic sequence. For me I FEEL the downswing initiates by flexing my left knee forward (towards the target). This allows the hips to slide forward along the circle, so sliding and rotating.