foozle vt foo-zled; foo-zling (1892): to manage or play awkwardly; a bungling golf stroke

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The "D" Plane

Many thanks to Richie3Jack for posting this picture of the "D" Plane. It's something I've been working on visualizing/ feeling/understanding for a long time and it really helps to finally have this image to consult. And even better, it's a picture of Sam Snead on Augusta's par-3 12th--two of my favorite things to boot! So what is the "D" Plane? It looks like a description of the shape formed by the lines of the swing path and the clubface when connected at their (infinite) ending points. Most importantly, though, this image also shows how the ball flight results from the given angles of the clubface and swing path. Awesome! I will burn this image into my mind forever.

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