The face of the club must be perpendicular with the intended flight path at impact.
Grant me the supposition, according to Ben Hogan, the path of the club head must be "on plane" during the swing.
I almost always go over the top and cause the club head to come in too steep.
This results in chunky shots with divots that always point to the left, instead of straight or right
of the target. I also notice, with photographs of my swing, I tend to transfer my weight to the
left foot prematurely, that is, before the ball and the club make contact; I believe this
is what Lee Trevino was trying to say, "keep your head behind the ball." or do not allow
your head to move laterally towards the target.
I've solved slicing by rotating the wrists clockwise on the backswing and counterclockwise
on the downswing and try to hit it square with the club face. Tiger does this in the photographs
of his swing I've seen. But also, as the club goes back with the hip turn, turning the wrists
prevents from "crossing the line." This makes it easier to want to swing out at a forty five degree
angle to the target. I feel as if I'm going to miss the ball entirely, but that doesn't happen.
Occasionally, and remember golf is a game of consistency, not necessarily strength,
I can cream a drive two hundred and fifty yards and I'm middle aged
Please keep in mind my handicap is 21, but that is owing to my pathetic short game,
in particular, my putting.