A Common Cause for Coming Over the Top
The two most common ball flights that plague players are slices and pull hooks. These ball flights can be caused by players “coming over the top” with their swing. This means the clubhead takes a path that casts outside the ball before making contact. A closed clubface at contact will produce a pulled shot and an open face will produce a slice.
Karen Noble, Director of Golf at Fairmount Country Club, shares a light–bulb moment in explaining how alignment can cause players to come over the top. Listen to how your perception of the target line can change from when you’re lining up your shot from behind the ball to when you take your stance on the side of the ball.
Watch this video to learn more.