I’ve learned that topping comes from getting out of sequence. A golfer who tops the ball usually releases the club early on the downswing instead of starting down from the ground up. You get a cupping action in the left wrist at impact, with the clubhead moving ahead of the hands.
Section 1: Improving your ball skills is key to stop topping the ball Move the ball back in your stance. Photo by DieselDemon on Flickr. Deliver your club on the right arc into the ball . Don’t hit the ball too hard. Keep your eyes on the ball .
Hitting the ground before the ball can have many causes. Among them are: 1) Hanging back or fall back with your weight onto your rear side through impact. 2) Releasing the club too soon.
Typically, a ball is topped because the club has not gone far enough down towards the ball or you catch the ball on the way up, instead of at the bottom point. A lot of things can cause this to happen: A club that’s too short. An awkward stance.
First, focus on the straight left arm in the impact position. Second, the club head should lag behind the hands. The towel impact drill will improve both areas of your swing. By creating the proper downward angle of approach you will now compress the golf ball , hit the ball farther and improve contact.
Yes, you should use the same grip for all of your shots with the exception of putting. It is important to have a solid grip and one that returns the clubface to square whether you are putting, chipping, pitching, hitting bunker shots or making full swings with your woods or irons .
A common problem is to whip the club inside on the takeaway and over rotate the hips. When this happens the backswing becomes flat and inside and it’s very easy to hit behind the ball . To avoid this, feel as though the hands, arms, and club move away as one piece during the takeaway.