Hit the Ball Further, Straighter, Higher EVERY TIMEIf a ball in not connected below its equator and on it's inside/near right quadrant (for a right-handed golfer), where CAN it be connected? Above its equator or on it's outside right quadrant. Anyway you look at it, that IS an over-the-top - OF THE BALL - impact, and does not give you the best ball-flight you are capable of - maximum distance, straight direction and ideal trajectory! Two new videos (in the GOLF VIDEOS section of this blog), titled How to Hit YOUR Best Shot - ALWAYS and IS YOUR GOLF SWING Over-the-Top together show body (joint) -positions at the top of the backswing which are the opposite of what is required for correct impact. When multiple joints require to be repositioned, in sequential order, during the short duration of the downswing, the brain says, "no time, why bother" and simply follows the path of least resistance and drops the club over the top of the ball. hence a 'bludgeoned' or 'smothered' impact, where the golfer puts in 'x' amount of effort, but only a portion of it (cosine of 'x') goes into the ball, the rest is wasted in the dirt or air around the ball. Once certain joints are mis-placed at the top, the golfer - depending on his/her level of skill and experience - makes individual compensatory movements in order to try to re-position upper-body and trail (right) arm joints properly. The re-positioning gives the body two opportunities to deliver the club over-the-top of the ball. You have to be very skilled and have years of practice to avoid both OTT opportunities and deliver the club from a shallow, inside path! Ironically, the fitness experts tell you you have physical limitations which need correction in order to make a better swing, when in fact all you need is better joint placement and minimal movement during the swing!