November 29th, 2012


The Over-the-Top Golf Swing - BEST DEFINITION

Another (after the recently-posted ROLE OF THE BODY IN THE GOLF SWING) youtube video in the 'golf videos' section of this blog. It's about what exactly over-the-top (OTT) is, and what that movement does to the ball. BASICALLY it is a movement in which the club does not connect the ball precisely (ie. not below it's equator an on the inside-right qaudrant - for a right handed golfer). OTT really is something that you always FEEL as soon as you've done it, as the feedback from the hands is not a pure, effortless 'zing'. If you try to co-relate the feedback when you make such a shot, you're sure to know from experience, exactly what I mean - no need for any knowledge of old or new or what-have-you Ball Flight Laws! You'll always have the feeling that either your right upper-body (for a right-handed golfer), or your right thigh came down and forward before impact. You might also feel it as an awkwardly pushed forward (protracted) right shoulder, which then jams the entire right arm into an awkward position. And that is precisely all that OTT really is, in terms of body positions. It has, ofcourse, been made to sound a bit more sophisticated in the video, simply in order to convey it in precise anatomical terms that cannot be argued with! The point, once again, being that you cannot just put all the major joints of the body into any old position and expect them to re-route themselves in time for perfect impact (even with 10,000 hours of hard-wiring), because sooner or later they will rebel and tell you that they will NOT co-operate every time or will just break-down in protest of too much misuse.

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