stickney "ballflight" article confusing me
i learned the ball starts down the path of the swing, and curves in the direction of the face angle if no gear effect. the article makes it seem other wise as far as i can tell, but i have not been very intelligent lately.. . i googled it just to make sure what i thought was a generally held assumption. "The ball will launch in the direction the clubhead is moving (directly at the target), then curve slightly right due to the small amount of left-to-right sidespin caused by the open clubface." (https://golf-info-guide.com/golf-tips/the-golf-swing/what-makes-the-golf-ball-curve/)
here is one quote that makes me think stickney is suggesting otherwise. .
"If you hit the ball and it starts correctly but curves too much from right to left then your path is to blame." (http://www.golfwrx.com/573696/stickney-correctly-auditing-your-ballflight-without-technology/?utm_source=Front&utm_medium=Featured_Center_Top&utm_campaign=GolfWRX_OnSite&utm_content=main)
Am i being unintelligent again, or is the article suggesting that the ball starts in direction of face angle, and the launch angle has little to do with the path angle?