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Seeing Face Rotation on 2D Video-preview

Help you Identify your club face squaring style. This can be useful for understanding why your body looks the way it does though impact.

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Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Draw vs Fade, Driver, Fairway Wood, Transition, Release, Analysis, Member Question, Intermediate

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this call smart insight is seeing

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clubface rotation with 2d video so it I

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had a member asked you know how can you

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tell if you're rotating the club closed

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or if you're doing it more with the

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in-plane movement or arm straightening

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because it is a little bit tricky to see

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so what I'm going to show you here is

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how you can use down the line video to

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identify whether you're doing it more

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with shaft rotation or whether you're

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doing it more with the in-plane Club

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movement or arm straightening from the

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down-the-line camera the really telling

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phase is gonna be just below waist

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height or just below shaft parallel so

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what you'll tend to see is from here we

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have to look in 3d space so we're gonna

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have to use face on as well as down the

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line to see what's going on you'll see

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that there the clubface rotated towards

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the ball but if I did that facing the

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camera that is happening more from the

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in-plane movement or more from my arm

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straightening all right we'll look at a

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couple different examples of each style

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it takes a little bit of practice

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getting to be able to see it and you

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can't see it as accurately as you would

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on the graph but we just want to see the

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general pattern so what you're looking

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for is the clubface angle relative to

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the shaft so if I were to move through

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these frames and let's just indicate

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where the club head is that gives us

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just a rough line of travel that the

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club is the only one now you can see up

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at the top there the club is pointing

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straight up and down and then at this

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point you can see that it is pointing

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closer to perpendicular to the swing

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plane and then down here you can see

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that it's pointing more or less at the

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ball it's before we look at a couple

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amateur examples I want to show a elite

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level golfer who uses more

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or less of the face rotation model so

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here you can see Phil Mickelson and you

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got the the clear vision of the club up

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against his body and you can see that

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through this space now that you know

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what to look for you can see there's not

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a lot of rotation it's pretty much close

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to the same angle compared to the path

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of the club through that space it closes

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a little bit can be a little tricky to

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tell the amount of rotation so one good

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little check point is you if you get the

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club to let's say halfway between shaft

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parallel and impact typically the

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golfers who do this will have more of an

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open clubface and it'll be pointing more

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out perpendicular to the target line

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instead of at the golf ball golfers

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who've had that shaft rotation or

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getting the arms more in front at this

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point and by this position the club will

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typically be pointing at the golf ball

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now unfortunately that's not absolute

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here's a golfer that appears to have

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very little rotation but you can see

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that because of the severity of the

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closed clubface you can see that it's

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pointing at the golf ball at this time

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so we wanted to confirm with the face on

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remember the golfer on the right there

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was having a little bit of face rotation

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through this phase but you can see that

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it's corresponding with more the grip

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releasing here on the right side of the

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body same thing over here we didn't see

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very we saw a very little face or

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rotation but we did see it happening a

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little bit down at the bottom so you'll

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see that it's pointing more at the

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target through this straightening of the

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arm along the right side of the body and

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that'll typically cause the club to come

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up very quickly same thing over here

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more along the right side of the body

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and so the club tends to come up quickly

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you'll often see it a company with a

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chicken wing or bending in the arms so

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hopefully this video made sense and

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helped you understand how you close the

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club face but if you're interested in

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learning more about your own game head

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on the different key topics so that you

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can really understand what's happening

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both in the the tour golf swing as well

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as what you're doing with your own and

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can train it if you're not quite ready

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