Over The Top

WHAT IS OVER THE TOP?

Over the Top is seen as the most common swing fault among high handicap golfers.  It usually occurs because of the over-dominance of the upper body during the downswing.  As a result, the club is thrown outside of the intended swing plane, with the clubhead approaching the ball in an out-to-in motion.  This creates a pull if the clubface is square, or a slice if the clubface is open to the path.  This swing fault can cause a tremendous loss of power and limit the ability to control the ball flight.

Exercises and Swing Drills for Over the Top

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