I've been playing golf for just short of 20 years. Some years I only play 10 times. Other years I'll double that. My current handicap is just north of 20, but I want desparately to improve that number. Although I've had 9-hole rounds of 40 and 41 before, I've never shot lower than 90 for 18 holes. My typical ball flight is relatively straight and high, but I pull the ball pretty consistently and lately I've been all over the place with my driver (mostly pulls and slices). I know from the videos you see below that I come over the top. My questions are:
1. Is my over the top move enough of a problem that I should try to correct it? I assume so, but thought I'd ask anyway. It's typically manageable with my irons and problematic with my woods (and hybrids).
2. Is my backswing too flat, such that I should work on steepening it to match closer to my downsing? Vice versa? Something in between?
3. What are some drills I should work on? I know the golf glove in the arm part drill. I can see my right shoulder lifting up at the top of my backswing, so I'm guessing that one would help.
3. Any other thoughts or tips would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Here's an 8 iron that I hit very well. High and straight - presumably between 150-155 yards.
Same swing at 1/4 speed:
This one I lost low and to the right. Not a good shot at all.
And again the second shot at 1/4 speed