Author: Bob Usher, PGA

11/28/2018 at 4:03 pm

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How To Eliminate The Over The Top Swing In Golf


Bob Usher, who is starting his 7th season as Grey Oaks' Director of Instruction. Did you know his dad is a PGA Professional who introduced him to golf at a very early age?

Since being hired at Grey Oaks, Bob has earned every level 3 Certification in Golf Mechanics and Junior Development with (TPI) The Titleist Performance Institute. Bob believes there is not one golf swing, there is an infinite number of ways to swing a golf club. We have to find the best way for each individual based on their physical abilities.

How To Eliminate The Over The Top Swing In Golf

Coming over the top is the number one cause of a slice. When this happens the player tends to reach the top of the backswing and then their upper body becomes too active, their right shoulder initiates the rotation in the down swing and the club is sent outside the ball-to-target line. From here, all you can do is cut across the ball through impact producing that weak left-to-right ball flight. This also explains why slices and pulls are linked as if the clubface is square to the path, you’ll hit a pull where the ball starts left and stays there. If you wonder why do you pull iron shots – this explains it!

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