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What causes an over the top golf swing?


What causes an over the top golf swing?

Over the Top is perhaps the most common swing fault among high handicap golfers. It occurs due to an overuse of the upper body on the downswing. As a result the club will be thrown on the outside of the intended swing plane with the club head approaching the ball from outside to in.

What is an over the top swing?

A golfer is said to swing over the top of the ball when the club comes down on a very steep angle from outside-inside. The ball flight can be a pull or a pull hook to the left, or a terrible slice to the right. The over-the top golfer uses their shoulders too much on the downswing to try to produce power.

Is there a secret to the golf swing?

Here’s the secret: Gravity creates constant acceleration. If you swing the club downward, it automatically accelerates. The problem is that most people stop the club when it hits the ball. Don’t hit at the ball; swing through it.

How do you cure over the top golf swing?

Ball Toss. Another way to fix an over-the-top golf swing works through recognizing rotation flaws in the swing. When you swing over the top, you tend to bring the club in shallow, your body rotating to compensate for the inside move.

How do I stop coming over the top?

5 keys to stop coming over the top Take a normal golf swing and pause at the top of the backswing Instead of starting the downswing by moving your right shoulder and arm to the right and down do this: Drop the hands around waist height and pause Finish the swing off as normal driving through with the legs Repeat and repeat again

What is over the top swing in golf?

An over the top golf swing or shot happens when the golfer (right handed) moves their right shoulder and arms at the top of the downswing out to the right first. This results in the downswing coming down steep and cutting across the golf ball from an out to in position (right to left).

What is over the top in golf?

The term “over the top” is most commonly used to describe a downswing that starts out over the plane that the shaft creates at address. The picture above shows the “plane line” that every golfer has seen an instructor or TV analyst draw. When your down swing starts out going over that plane, as you see below, your swing is deemed “Over the Top.”.