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Craig Parry, how to successfully come over the top

post #1 of 11
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This dude's swing is hideous. yet he contributed to a victory over Tiger Woods at the Presidents Cup.  I cant believe that thing made it thru customs tbh.

 

 

Any one else who has seen an over the top move be successful in high level golf, can you explain how to make it work lol

post #2 of 11

He has a steady head, weight forward, not flipping at impact. His back swing is actually pretty good till about arm height, then he gets vertical a bit. Really, his club isn't that far outside his hands at A6, so he's not that to much over the top. He compensates well in transition, and gets to a point were he can hit a pull fade. Which is one of the preferred shot shapes. You always want a ball flight that starts away from the target line and curve backs to it. So pull fade, or push draw. 

post #3 of 11
All Keys in place. Look at what Bruce Lietzke did.
post #4 of 11
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this is way worse than lietzke lol. at least from what I can remember, lietzke had his swing more tightened up.

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this is way worse than lietzke lol. at least from what I can remember, lietzke had his swing more tightened up.

It looks worse. That doesn't mean it is. Lietzke played a big curve.
post #6 of 11

Search for Lietzke's swing with the driver, he's aiming 30-40 degrees to the left of center, that's crazy. 

post #7 of 11
Carl Petterson is a modern player who plays pretty well with a over-the-top move. Sam Snead was pretty good and he came over the top by most definitions.

I feel over-the-top can be very powerful if done correctly, with all the 5SK for example.
post #8 of 11

Like Erik said, all 5 Keys in place.  The players mentioned may look "over the top" but the clubhead is still shallowing out on the downswing.  Which isn't what you see with a higher handicapper or a typical OTT swing.  Couldn't find any good video of Lietzke or Parry but got a couple decent impact pics.  Take note of the elbow locations.

 

Pettersson shifts the left arm out and hits push draws.  Club head well in at A6

post #9 of 11
Mvmac. Your stills looks so clear...that is some good software you guys are using..impressive
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Originally Posted by mchepp View Post

Carl Petterson is a modern player who plays pretty well with a over-the-top move. Sam Snead was pretty good and he came over the top by most definitions.

 

He hits push draws, too - hands go out, but clubhead stays in.

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Mvmac. Your stills looks so clear...that is some good software you guys are using..impressive

 

Best swing software in the biz :-)  Developed by the dude that just posted, iacas

http://analyzrgolf.com/

 

Having good cameras doesn't hurt either, I shot that video of Pettersson.

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