Here's a couple of recent swings:
I've been struggling with my game recently. More inconsistency than anything and both my rounds of golf and range practice usually starts off well, then fizzles badly down the stretch. I'm sure part of it is due to being out of shape and the humid and hot Florida weather which makes your grips all sweaty.
But, it has been a good learning experience.
I figure the following:
If I have 1 major flaw/alignment issue = can still strike the ball very well for the most part and occasionally hit a bad shot due to that 1 flaw/alignment isue.
2 flaws = decent golf with the occasional great round.
3 flaws = Bad struggles and even worse, correcting them takes longer
From an ABS perspective, I've learned that if you want to execute module 3 correctly, which is mostly about the torso pivoting thru the impact interval and the extension of the arms in the follow thru, you MUST have the execution in Module 1 and Module 2 down pat. So this means getting into pitch elbow and on the "4:30 line" (aka elbow plane) on the downswing and having the proper footwork. Also, you need to have the grip in place that allows you to execute Module 1 the best. If you don't have these down really really good, you'll almost definitely hit slices because the path will move left and the clubface will get open. So if you're struggling with Module 3, you may want to go back to Modules 1 and 2 and get the execution of those corrected.
I also believe that I now understand why I usually swung the club better with a flatter backswing plane than a more standard or even upright backswing plane. I could get laid off at the top of the swing with a flat backswing and still execute a nice looking downswing. But with a standard or upright backswing, getting laid off at the top throws the shaft and the sweetspot completely out of whack for me. I still like this more 'standard' backswing plane in the video above, but I have to be very conscious about not getting laid off at the top.