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I had a few lessons last season, changed my swing etc, now I'm worse!!

It appears that I am "coming over the top", attacking the ball from the outside, pulling it with a huge fade, or heating it and hurting myself!!

Anyone know any drills I could do to get rid!? I can't afford anymore lessons, I'm getting married in July!!!
 

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Please excuse massive generalisations.....

Coming over the top is normally a symptom of a poor hipturn, or poor disassociation between the hips and the shoulders.

You need to feel like you’re down swing is starting from the ground up, andmake sure your hips are rotating not sliding.

If you whack disassociation into you tube there will be PGA pro's a plenty withtips and drills.

 

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Stick your driver headcover in a position whereby you would strike it with an out-to-in swingpath, but miss it with a correct swingpath. Hit balls at the range using this method (and missing the headcover) until you retrain yourself with the correct swingpath.
 
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I had a few lessons last season, changed my swing etc, now I'm worse!!

It appears that I am "coming over the top", attacking the ball from the outside, pulling it with a huge fade, or heating it and hurting myself!!

Anyone know any drills I could do to get rid!? I can't afford anymore lessons, I'm getting married in July!!!

How can you have gone through enough of a learning curve to get to 4.6 handicap and yet not know how to stop coming over the top of the ball or swing without hurting yourself? Can't you remember what you used to do right? Seems amazing to hear such a story.

Just use your old swing. Simple really.
 

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Please dont take this as im having a dig but I must admit the question does seem like one asked by a 20+ Handicapper. I was surprised when I looked at your sig :eek:
 

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Lots of lower h/cap players lose their swings.... luckily I got 36pts last time out ;)

Not unusual for a lower h/cap player to NOT have a great swing in the first place.
 

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Hows your take away? An over the top swing usually starts from the club being taken back on the inside.

I try my best to take the club away wide, possibly too far wide.

Just hit some balls at the net, after a few thins focussing on turning my hips, I think weve found a part of the problem!
 

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Lots of lower h/cap players lose their swings.... luckily I got 36pts last time out ;)

Not unusual for a lower h/cap player to NOT have a great swing in the first place.

Some of the guys i played in team matches last year were the whackiest swingers of a golf club I have seen. I even played a guy who was cack handed who played off 3!
 

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How can you have gone through enough of a learning curve to get to 4.6 handicap and yet not know how to stop coming over the top of the ball or swing without hurting yourself? Can't you remember what you used to do right? Seems amazing to hear such a story.

Just use your old swing. Simple really.


yea, simple, I got to 4.6, then had some lessons to try and improve further, kinda resulted in the over the top swing. Th muscle memory from the old swing has gone, plus I havent played alot since the end of last season due to other commitments. Cheers for your input though...awfy helpful.
 

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I try my best to take the club away wide, possibly too far wide.

Just hit some balls at the net, after a few thins focussing on turning my hips, I think weve found a part of the problem!
Wide isn't bad.
Going back with the club head outside my hands always gives me a better feeling up top, it creates more room to 'drop' the club back behind. That can be an odd feeling for anyone that has an OTT swing.
 

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Wide isn't bad.
Going back with the club head outside my hands always gives me a better feeling up top, it creates more room to 'drop' the club back behind. That can be an odd feeling for anyone that has an OTT swing.


The problem for the past year or two has been from trying to hit it from the top, losing height and getting stuck. I think the way over the top has "helped" combat that problem, but after some tweaks, when I go over the top now, I get steep and heavy it, or hit a big crappy weak slice.
 

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Some of the guys i played in team matches last year were the whackiest swingers of a golf club I have seen. I even played a guy who was cack handed who played off 3!
Don't worry, most people seem to think if you can shoot 4-5 over par you should be swinging like a Tour pro, which generally just isn't the case until you get down to 2 h/cap or less.

If you post a couple of vids of your swing it might be worthwhile instead of people just guessing :thup:
 

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The problem for the past year or two has been from trying to hit it from the top, losing height and getting stuck. I think the way over the top has "helped" combat that problem, but after some tweaks, when I go over the top now, I get steep and heavy it, or hit a big crappy weak slice.

What was your bad swing result before you had lessons?
 
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