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What does over the top mean?

The term over the top is used in reference to the swing plane...specifically the original shaft plane. Imagine a line that runs from the head of your club up the shaft, through the grip and indefinitely up to the sky. When your swing is on plane, your club will move up and down on this line. When you come down over the top, you are swinging down in front of this line.

It is usually caused by unwinding your shoulders too soon or throwing your arms and hands at the ball too quickly at the start of your downswing. A down swing that starts from the ground up and unwinds in the correct kinematic sequence will prevent over the top hits.

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