Titleist Tips: Over-The-Top Fix to Cure Your Slice

The slice is probably the most common and frustrating swing faults among amateur golfers. The high spin and severe left to right curve of a slice (for a right-handed golfer) robs you of distance, is... uncontrollable in the wind and handcuffs you on holes that bend from right to left.

The slice is caused when the club comes into the ball with the club face open, on a steep path that cuts severely across the ball. The movement pattern that generates this steep, right-to-left swipe across the ball is called "Over-The-Top" and as Titleist staff member Michael Breed demonstrates in the video, curing this faulty pattern is easy, once you understand that your arm path is the the key.

As Michael shows, using a swim noodle as a training obstruction is an easy way to retrain your arm path. By swinging under the barrier, you're creating an inside-to-out path - the opposite of the dreaded over-the-top move.

Give Michael's drill a try and in a few short swings you'll be hitting gentle draws and saying goodbye those horrible banana balls forever.

The slice is probably the most common and frustrating swing faults among amateur ... golfers. The high spin and severe left to right curve of a slice (for a right-handed golfer) robs you of distance, is uncontrollable in the wind and handcuffs you on holes that bend from right to left.

The slice is caused when the club comes into the ball with the club face open, on a steep path that cuts severely across the ball. The movement pattern that generates this steep, right-to-left swipe across the ball is called "Over-The-Top" and as Titleist staff member Michael Breed demonstrates in the video, curing this faulty pattern is easy, once you understand that your arm path is the the key.

As Michael shows, using a swim noodle as a training obstruction is an easy way to retrain your arm path. By swinging under the barrier, you're creating an inside-to-out path - the opposite of the dreaded over-the-top move.

Give Michael's drill a try and in a few short swings you'll be hitting gentle draws and saying goodbye those horrible banana balls forever.

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