Ross May 02
First: Dan, I need to tell everyone you are “left-handed”, so they understand your use of the words “to the right” is “to the left” for a (right-hander).
Second: Yes, to your (artificially change the direction of the club), because if you swing down the line (traditional instruction) you have disconnected and manufactured that movement with the hands, because … passive arms/hands will follow the rotation of the body. I have tried to say in my lesson videos and other posts, that the butt of the club should lead the club face at impact and then move around to the left for a (right-hander). This happens because the body is rotating and the arms/club will follow the rotation. The club head will release shortly after impact (or not if held for special shots).