Drill to Help Fix an Over The Top Golf Swing

By Stan Sayers

Drill to Help Fix an Over The Top Golf Swing

Fix Your Over the Top Golf Swing

Hi, I am Stan Sayers, Director of Instruction for McGetrick Golf Academy and today we are going to work on that over the top swing. Here we have set up a little training area just so that you can see the direction of the target we have a club behind the ball.

  • We have this alignment club on the ground and here is an aid to help us not come over the top, a one by four angled inwardly back from the ball. Generally a two by four probably works a little bit better, it is a little bit wider and it is a little easier to stand, but this one by four works just fine as well.
  • As I set up I am going to set up really square. If I were to take it away along this board I would be taking it away too far inside. I am not trying to do that. In order to get a perspective, the club behind the ball helps me understand where straight away is.
  • I am going to start with the club on top of the one by four behind the ball. I am going to swing back and I will come down and practice swinging down from the inside and not coming over and hitting the board. If I hit the board the club is basically going to skip off the board and fall over anyway.
  • As I set up I put my club back here so that I can make a proper takeaway and there is the way to quit coming over the top.


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