I love Angel Yin’s swing because it’s basically correct and it’s great to use her work as a model for my students. Here’s some high definition down the line and the face on a video of Angel courtesy of our friends at Golf swing HD
Angel Yin – Show Down the Line
Try to imitate her attitude (0:01 in the video). Angel has the right amount of spine angle flexion and proper knee flexion with her arms hanging down. Her chin is away from her chest, which will make room for her left shoulder in the back.
The striking face blocks the hands during ready meals (0:09) when the shaft is parallel to the ground and along the line of her toes. This is the position that indicates a large width and component of the distance!
The right knee remains bent and supported as it turns into it. The stick pulls back nicely and has a nice width between her hands and the back of her head. Her left arm is well extended. Try copying this because it’s a great site to setup an internal attack. The angle of the racquet’s face matches the angle of her flat left wrist, keeping the racquet face square! The shaft is parallel to the top of the swing with the “ball-to-goal line” (0:13).
Angel begins swinging downward in a sideways motion toward the target with her main thigh, then drops that right elbow down near her right pocket (0:15). This is a great internal attack. Point the racket on a slightly flat plane on the way down. I like to measure it by locating the head of the racquet when the club is parallel to the ground on the way, too. It’s already, barely under the plane I boarded on the backswing.
On impact, she is great at facing the ball and keeping her shoulders flat with the ball, even when her main hip is moving her forward and rotating open to the left. A lot of less talented golfers will open their shoulders with their hips at this point which further indicates that the “outside attack” is less powerful and steeper.
Angel extends sticks below the target line with outstretched arms immediately after impact (0:16). Work on this because most hobbyists fold the levers too early at this point after impact.
A good checkpoint down the line at the end is to see the racket shaft loosen behind the head and diagonally through the head from about 11:00 at the end of the handle to the 5:00 position with the head of the racket (0:21). Everyone behind her can see the entire bottom of her back foot as she balances the weight on her toes with that foot.
Angel Yin – face in view
Angel Yin has a cute one piece that takes her extended arms and racquet shaft to form the letter Y at the beginning (0:23).
Her right knee is taut and does not move to the right because she turns her back, which holds the inside of the right foot (0:24). Nobody can slip even a single piece of paper down the right foot on the inside because it locks the weight really well there!
Also note the tree to the right of her right hip. She won’t “swing” and move her hips to the right, which will cover part of that tree. Its right-hand pocket rotated back properly around the barrel bracket. I always draw my lines in video lessons vertically and touch the back thigh to check the swing.
Her main hip was now slightly apart from where he started as it was touching the leg of the middle silver tripod for the camera in the background. I always draw a vertical line at the front thigh as well. This little separation from where her main hip started means she loads the right side properly with the majority of her weight directed to her right side instead of the 50-50 where she started. It’s important to get the spacer off the front of the barrel, but don’t slip or swing to the right of the rear of the barrel!
The straight and bent right knee also bears and does not move to the right. This helps prevent the effect!
Moving these body parts to the right is an effect. “Swing” means that the lower body (mostly the head) did not resist and moved too much to the right as the back turned and loaded the right side. This results in much less torque. Torque is turning the back or upper body into a resistant lower body that results in a significant reduction in swing. The swing can lead to poor timing for golfers in the down swing, and they often hit behind the ball as a result of the upper body impact before the lower body can transfer weight forward in the lower swing.
started to land properly (0:25) with her main hip moved laterally (forward) and around to the left. There is a camera holder behind it. Its main hip rests against the middle silver leg of the tripod when mounting. At the top of her back, she separated her lead hip from the leg of the silver tripod as she turned around. Once again, this small gap between the main thigh and the tripod leg shows that she is actually loading the majority of her weight on the inside of her right foot and right knee correctly. As you swing down, she brings her hips back forward and opens to the left past the tripod leg where she started (0:43). The zoom in the video shows this really well.
The angel has a big lag (0:43)! I like to measure the lag by finding the position of the racket shaft during the bottom swing when her left arm is parallel to the ground. You can see that its shaft is pointing at the target side at about a 45 degree angle! That’s a lot of strong delay stored in a long ball! Many amateurs “spend” the difference in velocity and the racket shaft will come straight back up or even off target when the left stick is parallel to the ground when wobbling, resulting in a much weaker hit.
Most good guys “get out of the barrel with that sideways motion in a downward swing. Most hobbyists never get that ground-breaking thigh leading the drop with that forward, rotational motion. So, many hobbyists end up swinging more “in the barrel” with a lot of spin and insufficient movement “forward and turn”. Upon impact directly “stands long” on her left leg and rotates around with great force. Many hobbyists have that leg that bends upon impact. Transitioning from a bent knee to this extended impact of the left leg requires training!!
at (1:05The angel is balanced and beautifully fired. The front of her shirt correctly points slightly to the left of her target. Her right shoulder is closest to the target in the follow-up! She’s letting the shaft loose all the way behind her!