Eliminate Over the Top

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Eliminate Over the Top
Category: Arms
Sub-Category: Swing Drills, Swing Plane, Distance, Swing Mechanics, Downswing

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Video Golf Tip | Eliminate Over the Top

The over the top move is one I know a lot of you want to eliminate and part of it is figuring where this movement is coming from. What I want you to understand is that the over the top movement comes from your left shoulder and left arm being too much your power source. At the top of the swing when your left shoulder pulls hard, the club moves outside your body and then depending on how you release the club it is going to produce a path that is across your intended line. I have a couple of little drills for this that I want to give you. The first, while looking in a mirror behind your back leg, take the club back with your right hand only and put your left arm out parallel to the right arm. Then keeping the left arm in the backswing position start the club down with your right arm, which will get your club tracking more on a direct line. The other drill focuses on the change of direction at the top of the backswing. What you must watch is that when you change direction to the downswing you let the body move into the front leg without opening the shoulders. So those are two simple drills that will get you away from the over the top move, get your club tracking more in a direct line, get you hitting shots on line and get you hitting more solid golf shots.

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