The Truth About Crossing The Line

The Golf Drill Guru is back and is taking some time to answer a reader email…

I am a weekend scratch golfer who is working on not crossing the line at the top. Any drills that will help?

Note: Crossing the line at the top can lead to inconsistency and depending on where the club is pointing lead to either a push or a pull.

Thanks for the e-mail. I don’t have any pictures specifically for your problem on this site as of yet however I did come across one that does the trick. You can see it here:

crossing the line at the top

Obviously, you won’t have a Path Pro Training Aid to practice this drill, however, the principle is the same. Grab a friend and have him hold the club in an identical position. Swing to the top of your backswing, and have your friend take a look at it’s position. If you try to look for yourself your club usually shifts slightly; which will not show you it’s true position. Whether you backswing is too long, or you cross the line, this drill will help. With practice, the new position will begin to feel more comfortable.

Backswing path also plays a big part in the position of the club at the top of your swing. If your club is crossing the line at the top, your swing path is another thing to take a closer look at. A inside swing path will tend to aim to the right of your target at the top and to the left if your backswing is outside the target line.



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