Here is a recent comparative swing sequence from a visiting student who was experiencing inconsistent ball flight.
The top sequence demonstrates faulty transition resulting in OTT and poor ball flight patterns.
The lower sequence shows proper transition and slotting into P3 creating a proper strike with a piercing ball flight.
Conventional thinking would suggest that upper frame 1 is an ideal top of backswing position, and that one would be wise
to spend time trying to find an address position and proper backswing to find this classic pose that sets the golfer up for sure fire pass down and through the ball. (Myth 1)
Some would say that even though upper frames 2 3 and 4 are steep, the shaft is still on plane and the ball can be struck properly from a shoulder plane with a hitting technique (myth 2)
If you swing or cut left post impact as in upper frames 5 - 7 you will hit the ball well (myth 3)
If you simply set the club nicely at the top then finish properly in balance at finish you will have a proper golf swing (myth 4)
You should fit your gear to your golf swing (myth 5), however, if this were the case, upright gear would be fit to the upper swing sequence therefore making the lower sequence prohibitive.
I could go on and on…
But most compelling here are frames 2 and 3 comparatively. The proper slotting into P3 now allows the student to use the same aggressive post impact pivot work as in the upper OTT sequence because now opposing forces are set into dynamic motion.
How was such a radical transition implemented within 20 minutes? (myth 6)
In this case, the student had been training the muscles correctly through module work for months, both through transition, pre impact, and post impact. The transformation came by overcoming being ball bound and learning to trust the slot though a series of pre shot mental procedures that suddenly connected the dots. There is no chance that this could have happened had the muscles in the body not been properly trained, conditioned, strengthened along with spacial awareness protocols.
Here the student already knew how to transition the club best for his body by using a more float drop load into the slot (frames 1 and 2). There was no direct discussion about this, or backswing or set up. Although it appeared to happen quickly, it came about by months of proper training before arriving here from the East Coast. A fairly simply catalyst is all that was needed to bring it all together in what would appear to have happened rather quickly.
From here moving forward, there is a very bright future with some very good ball striking awaiting in the not to distant future.