The Clubface Angle and Stance
Do you set your clubface first or your feet first at address?
In my opinion, you need to set your clubface first and then take your stance. Lots of players set their body first. As a result, they aim their body to the target. This means you are aiming too far to the right.
To avoid this mistake, aim your clubface first and then set your body.
Tiger Woods spent lots of time with his alignment with his old coach, Butch Harmon.
Lots of golfers start to change their swing without working on their alignment. But if your aim is off, you will have to do it all over again. So check alignment first before working on your golf swing.
Fix Over the Top
Like I mentioned earlier, lots of golfers aim their body to the target. That means you are aiming too much to the right.
If you hit the ball from there, you are going to hit it to the right of the target. So you start cutting across the ball in an effort to guide the ball to the target.
But this is really the cause for over the top move.
Some pros tell you to drop your arms or try to swing from inside to fix this.
But if you are aiming right, it won't work well because you are going to hit it right again. You started to cut across the ball in order to stop hitting it to the right in the first place. (This is not for everybody. Some golfers cut across the ball for a different reason.)
To fix over the top, you need to do the following.
1. Set you clubface first to the target
2. Next, set your body in relation to the clubface
Oh, I almost forgot. You need to pick a target when practicing. Without a target, you'll have no idea what kind of shot you are hitting.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker