…and here is an observation I made of my own feels and watching others.
This whole “swing inside/out” mantra is even a bigger travesty than I thought. I saw so many people coming from way under the plane trying to swing inside/out too much.
I understand golfers around the world are trying to stop coming over the top, but swinging inside/out is just another bad swing path. Just like casting and holding the lag are different kinds of bad releases.
I don’t want to get all technical and lose half the readers, but I want to clarify “inside/out” again.
The clubhead should travel on an arc. The golf ball is the farthest point out on the arc. If you swing inside/out too much, the arc gets bigger after impact and that is a death move. The shanks, blocks and even snap hooks result.
The proper terminology should be inside/out/inside.
The club comes from inside the target line, out to the ball and back inside on a path that mirrors the path coming into the ball.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ON PURPOSE.
It will happen automatically if you avoid doing something terrible…like consciously swing inside/out.