A: Most golfers slice, and the common swing fault that causes a slice is an over-the-top or outside-in swing.
T/F: TRUE That's why you slice.
Q: Can I cure my over the top swing?
A: With periodic lessons and constant practice, fixing an over the top golf swing is possible. In comparison, the OVER THE TOP GOLF swing method allows you to use an outside-in swing path if that's what you do best. Five set-up changes automatically square the clubface upon impact. No lessons or practicing required.
T/F: TRUE Although teaching pros admit that 80% of amateurs swing over the top and always will, someone with no job, family or life who can spend lots of time on the driving range is a candidate. Over The Top Golf accomplishes the exact same thing with five easy set-up changes but since some people like taking lessons and practicing, the answer is true.
Q: Are there drills I can do to get on the right path? Will they actually help me on the course?
T/F: FALSE These examples I found are indicative of the types of drills there are out there. Are these any way to learn golf? Credit these to the stack and tilt golf swing people. Broom Edge Drill-Turn a broom so that the thin edge is facing your target. Swing the broom like a club. If you feel wind resistance in the backswing or downswing, you’ll feel air resistance from the broom head not following the proper plane. Swing the broom for five minutes a day to build muscle memory. Three-Ball Drill On the range, line up three balls equidistant from each other over 3 feet, lined up 45 degrees to the right of your target line. Work on hitting the middle ball until you can repeat a slight inside-to-outside swing path. An over-the-top swing will cause you to hit the ball in the front or back.
Golf Bag Obstacle This drill reverses your over-the-top golf swing loop. Place your golf stand bag so that the clubs are pointing at the ball and within reach of the club in your hand. On the backswing, loop the clubhead to the outside of your bag and up. On the downswing, bring the clubhead to the inside of the back and down to your ball. Do the drill slowly without hitting the ball, then after about 20 repetitions, move the back and try to repeat the move with a shot. Toe Up You can detect if you’re over-rotating your wrists on your backswing with this drill. Take your club back and stop when the shaft is parallel to the ground. The toe of the club should be pointing straight up. If it’s fanned open and pointing skyward, you will likely slice the ball. Pause at the Top Timing is critical in the golf swing, so to keep your shoulders or hips from spinning open too quickly, practice swinging with a second-long pause at the top. That will help you feel the proper swing path and make it easier for the club to drop to the inside on the downswing. Other drills I have read about and seen with my own eyes involve rakes, tennis racquets, one-legged stances, look ma, no eyes methods....the list is endless. If you could get past the starter with brooms, rakes and other implements sticking out of your bag I'd say TRUE. Since you can't, though, the correct answer is FALSE. Most of these drills are also too time consuming to trot out during your round.
Q: Why is golf such a difficult game?
A: Golf is actually one of the simplest games to learn, participate in and become proficient at.
T/F: TRUE Spoken like a true OVER THE TOP GOLF student.
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