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Question on Driving:

What is the main cause of a topped driver shot and how can I make sure it never happens again?

With any miss hit or fault there can be so many causes. Commonly with topped drivers the player is actually falling back through the hit instead of shifting their weight through the shot. This causes them to swing up too soon and hit the top of the ball.

Another thing to check is your ball position. It is a common mistake to play it too far forward. Many players are told to play it at their front heel. If you have a super wide stance, playing it at your front heel could actually make the ball sit outside your body or left shoulder. You will then catch it too much on the up swing. Play it no further than your left armpit to avoid that.

As with any swing, if you come out of your posture too soon and stand up, you can top the shot.

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