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Here's something I'd like to propose as a little bit of a community project. I can do it on my own, but I think some of you might enjoy helping out here. What I'd like to do is build a series of handouts comprised of still frames from video of player swings at A1 through A10 from Face On and Down the Line. The eight photos on each page (four FO, four DL) will show a range of the "positions" at A1, A2, A3… etc. so that students can see whether their swing is "within a reasonably wide range." For example, the A4 position will ideally show players with higher planes and lower planes, a lot of hip turn, and a bit less hip turn. Shafts slightly laid off, or shafts across the line… etc. The top and bottom photos don't even need to be the same player. From face-on Steve Stricker and Sergio Garcia might be decent examples at A5… but they aren't necessarily all that different or useful from down the line. I'd like a lot of people here to contribute, by posting photos from the video of player swings (or finding good videos on YouTube or elsewhere) that have a pretty good range. Some bullet points: Use PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players or other high-level players (college kids, former Tour players, etc.). Use HD or other high quality video where possible. Don't crop it - I'll crop to the right size(s). Camera angles should be good. They don't have to be perfect, but close. Make sure there aren't any things overlaying the video, like a playhead, rew/ffwd controls, or advertising. No lines or circles highlighting anything specific, either. We don't need the most extreme examples. If the pro swings are on the bell curve, the middle 80-90% is fine. We don't need some extreme examples like Eamonn Darcy. Think broad without being so broad you end up including everyone. (I'll add more if I think of them…) I'd like to thank you all ahead of time. When the project is done, I'll share the pages I create as a series of PDFs. I plan to point out the ranges and the slight differences in the golfers shown - for example, at A3 perhaps, the variations in the shoulder turning rates, the variations in the amount of trail knee extension, the hinging rates, the amount of movement away from the target… etc. Make sense? You can help by posting high quality/resolution still frames (or embedding YouTube videos where I can get those high quality stills) of players you think demonstrate a good "range" at a particular position (A1, A4, whatever…). I'll choose the three best contributors and send them an autographed hardcover copy of Lowest Score Wins, and the next two an autographed paperback.