Very cool Dave!
The more you learn about the efficiency of the rotation, the more you can control your "distances" and "trajectories", and how the ball will respond after it lands, just with the speed/effort of your rotation on the downswing. The reason I say this is... "direction" is out of the equation when you learn to keep the face square and trap the ball via your rotation. Now, you know where the ball is going (as a "given") and can focus on the launch angle and landing. These are things that most of us can do easily throwing a ball, but struggle trying to reproduce via the golf swing. Hitting a great golf shot is not magic or luck. It is about acquiring "skills" through "time & effort" then capitalizing when they're needed. How fun is that??? I think "luck" has more to do with how and where the ball ends up, given the conditions and topography.
Move Less ... Get Good! DUPLESSISGOLF