Drill to Fix Over the Top

Over the Top swing plane refers to a path that is above the swing plane on the downswing. This path produces an out-to-in swing path, which imparts an unwanted spin on our ball. The result is typically a weak-right or slice. Instead, we need an in-to-out swing path. Where I see players go off the swing plane the most is in the transition. So, let's get your transition on the “inside to more solid shots” path!


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30 thoughts on “Drill to Fix Over the Top

  1. Even with an over the top swing, i managed to keep a 7 handicap. This pump drill whith our back on target changed my fade or draw in a beautiful baby draw! Thank's a million Christina!!!! I'm now a 2 handicap cause of you!!!! You are the best!

  2. Thank you Christina. I have been struggling with OTT and slices for years. I went to the range and tried this and it worked a treat. One of the best tips I have ever had.

  3. You are right on the money there, Christina. You have highlighted all that is wrong with my swing at present. Weak slices, fat shots, pulls, ugly OTT hooks – I got it all going on. My h-cap is heading the wrong way and am now off a 17. I am trying to focus on the back foot drill where my back foot is drawn behind my front foot to promote the in to out swing path. When I do this drill, I absolutely flush it. Will give your drill a try too. Thank you again.

  4. Ok, my golf instructor is telling me to do the exact same thing. The problem is that I've been doing early extension for so long that when I do this correction, I scoop the ball because I'm so much further behind the ball compared to before. How do I prevent that and get to the ball without hitting on the ground behind the ball as well?

  5. Great advice! I've been struggling with fades (and worse) for years…trying all sorts of things to fix it. This was the best instructions I've seen and it works! "Bang! Over the top out of the bag!"

  6. "Make sure your leading shoulder is over your back foot" – best tip ever! Thank you so much! I've been playing for over 2 years now, consulted plenty of pga tour coaches, no one told me about this. My swing is much smoother now, I don't top or slice anymore and most important of all; my back doesn't hurt after a round! This introduces a little bit of fade but that's easy to control. Thanks again 🙂

  7. This is absolutely THE BEST advice I have gotten in 40 years of golf. Fixes the TWO elements of my swing that were the achilles heel of my golf game. Now my shots are much more consistent, more power, with easier swing, better balance. You keep saying "trust me" on this one….I guess I can trust you now. Can't thank you enough.

  8. Christina, how much does the problem of OTT have to do with Flexability?…..If so, then will a flexibility excersice routine help cure the problem?

  9. What a woman. I have been struggling with slices for over 15 years. Several pros telling me about out to in, hip turns etc. etc., to no avail. Now,thanks to you, in a simple and clever way, I have at last understood it. Don't worry about turning the hips on the downswing, just drop your arms and the rest follows. Fantastic, now I only have to worry about bruised ribs…many thanks

  10. Thanks so much Chris !
    I've been over the top for 15 years.
    I begin to see some light from you.
    Should I stick to the drills for some while before I play again?
    David from HK

  11. verified – this is about the best ever move…I have been researching and using you tube golf tips for over 10 years..this worked first time and was consistent and easy to follow..thank you

  12. Hi Christina,
    These are the best instructions I ever had in the past 10 years.
    Great explanation and nice to see it on film from different angles.
    Also be able to view the movie again and again and again……
    It really works!!

    Thank you so much

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