Originally Posted by blaylock6502
So if it is swing path does this indicate and inside to out path or outside to in??
Yes. (outside to in is normally associated with a slice, but just as easily can be a dead pull to the left).
Sometimes it is best just to make half or 3/4 swings making solid contact and getting ball to go straight, then gradually increase your arc until you are doing the same thing at full swing You have already experienced this. Draw on your own experience. You can be told all about face angle, target path, swing path, but it is what happens at impact is what counts. You may think or feel you are aiming your clubface at the target, right of the target, or left of the target, but it does not mean that is what is happening at impact. Here is another drill that may or may not help: Take a nice easy swing and then just drop your right hand on the downswing using only your leading arm to complete the swing. You may be surprised at what you learn. (not unlike passing a "medicine ball" to the person on your left).
BTW, "straight is a good thing".....working a fade can easily become a slice, and a draw a hook, or if hit too far, not unlike putting through the break.