How I Would Hit A Topped Shot

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

6 Responses to “How I Would Hit A Topped Shot”

  1. August 17, 2016


    Thanks and keep the tips coming. I am playing well and now even better as I know what cause me to pull, push and top the ball. U don’t hear from me because I am now playing a lot and moved from in front of the mirror. Still a little hesitant with touching the back of my head with the follow thru. I do this perfectly with my practice swing so it will be just a Matter of time before I execute it perfectly.

    • August 18, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. I love hearing it. Just stay focused on the touch the head position as this will get you on plane, releasing the club and loosening the wrists. Sounds like you are close so you should be there in no time.

  2. Paul ,Excellent reminder of what not to do and what to do if you don’t want to top or to thin the ball.
    I have picked up two drills to get the arms extended :one is the “HENRIK STENSON drill” :without holding the club ,you get in address position and you have your hands hanging naturally down ,then you take your left hand and push the right hand over it down to get the both arms extended (but not taught ):after that you go into your backswing to shoulder level and you reverse going in the throughswing to shoulder level :this drill teaches you what extended (And POWERLESS ) arms are .
    In the second drill “GO AND GET IT “,you let go your right hand off the handle :you move the club two feet in front towards the target,left arm extended :then you catch up the handle with the right hand ;that’s the position in which the arms should be if you have not “buckled “in a chicken wing .
    What to remember is to tilt the body away of the target as you show when executing the swing .
    I am prone to thinning the ball “off the deck ” with the 3 Wood ,and I have to be very careful when I play this long shot ,not to “muscle ” it!

    • August 18, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Sounds like 2 good drills.

      Definitely, stay within yourself with the fairways woods.

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    August 18, 2016


    Great drill Paul. I played earlier today and I hit the ball well off the fairway. I concentrated on looking at the ball on the downswing and turning my wrists over or flicking it on impact and the ball went straight.

    • August 18, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Very good. Definitely have to get rid of topped shots. Once you do you can get to the next level.

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