Everything you need to know regarding the deWiz Transition measurement and why it's the most used feature of the deWiz platform!
Understanding dewiz Transition
The deWiz Transition measurement is a distance comparison between the backswing and downswing hand path - taken 8 inches (20 cm) from turn.
A positive Transition measurement indicates that the downswing plane begins above the backswing plane, and a negative value illustrates the downswing plane being below the backswing.
In general, the more neutral (on-plane) you can be through the transition, the more consistent you will be with your golf swing.
How Transition Affects the Club Path
One of the most common questions we receive from deWiz users is how someone can have an "Over-the-Top" (positive deWiz Transition measurement) but still create an "In-to-Out" club path?
An Over the Top Transition is commonly associated with being a swing fault that produces the dreaded "slice". And while this is certainly true, it's important to remember that deWiz Transition is measuring the hand path - not the club path.
The Transition helps to set the direction of the downswing. Many golfers - particularly higher level players - will have a slightly positive deWiz Transition (+1 - +2 inches) and still produce an in-to-out path.
Conclusion: If you're working on creating more of an in-to-out path, work to decrease your Transition measurement. Conversely, if you are trying to set your path more out-to-in, you will want to increase your Transition.
Up, Back, Down
If you are one of the 90% of golfers that battle with the infamous "slice", then working with deWiz to develop a more neutral transition is going to immediately begin to pay dividends.
We will many times see the typical club golfer have a deWiz Transition measurement larger than +4 inches (+10 cm). In these cases, our goal is to "reverse the loop" and reset the downswing direction.
Practicing without a club is a great way to begin exaggerating this feeling. Work on getting the Transition number into the negatives without a club, and then gradually work in the club to try and replicate the same swing pattern!