Question for the instructors and anyone else - P8 - is the face here a tad closed or neutral?
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My 2 cents. Yes, the face looks a little closed but this can be very deceptive. From this angle and at this point in the swing it definitely looks like he was trying to save this one with his hands. So the amount the face is closed at this point really doesn't matter, the ball is long gone.
Sure. Bet with a friend. He thinks it is neutral. I think it's closed. But it really doesn't matter because ball is long gone right? And impact face direction what is important, I realize that.
But for the sake of a bet, and I want a free lunch.
Tell him it's closed and that violently rotating your hands through impact is a great way to draw the ball. That way you can win lots and lots of free lunches from him.
IMO, neutral would be parallel to the angle of inclination(some call it spine angle).
And to hit it further, move your head over your right foot and keep your right knee flexed
It's certainly not neutral. Assuming neutral means matching the golfer's inclination to toe up. Looks to me like the face is pointing towards the ground.