All of you are saying, “No **** Monte, we know you think that already.”
I am finding almost every golfer I deal with “gets it” when I explain proper impact tilt and proper eyeline.
Think about two things. It makes sense that you will swing where your eyes tell you to swing and if they are off, so will the ball flight. The same way the cross hairs in a scope need to be calibrated correctly. Think about the compensations you have to make if a no wind shot misses where the cross hairs are lined up to by 5 yards on a 100 yard shot.
Understanding proper impact tilt and how to create it, basically creates every cliche that people strive for. Lag, shaft lean, inside out, shallow angle of attack, compression, etc.
As far as chipping, in the last month, I have turned 5 people with complete chip yips into decent chippers by explaining two things.
Proper wrist hinge off the ball and how the right elbow chases the belly button.
I say this all the time. The more I learn, the more I realize things I thought were correct were either incorrect, or unimportant.
I literally learn something new every day I am at the course…and what is important becomes a smaller and smaller list.