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Swing Characteristic #9: Over The Top
This 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. This in turn creates a pull if the clubface is square or a slice if the club face is open.
Common Causes of Over-The-Top:
In order to prevent the club from coming Over-the-Top during the golf swing, several physical characteristics must be developed.
It is paramount to develop a proper weight shift from your back foot to your front in order to start the downswing in the proper sequence. Without this initiation of the lower body during the transition a player can easily dominate the downswing with an upper body throw right from the top, forcing the over-the-top swing plane.
Other causes include:
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