Re: How do I stop coming over the top?
Look, the biggest misnomer about the hip turn is that the hip with no weight on it is the one leading the swing. In the backswing they think the right hip moves out of the way. In the forward swing they think the left hip gets out of the way. It's just wrong wrong wrong wrong and I can't believe all these people aren't smart enough to think about it on their own.
Just think about things for a second. If you are standing on one foot and you want to shift your weight to the other foot you PUSH OFF of the foot that has weight on it. Now I'm going to say this with great emphasis because it is absolutely important. WITHOUT THE PUSH THERE IS NO WEIGHT TRANSFER.
For example. Stand on just your right leg. Now, put your left foot on the ground a few feet from your right, but don't put any weight on it. Now, HOW did you do that? How could you possibly have made a movement with your left leg but not shifted your weight? According to every golf instructor I have ever heard this must be an absolute miracle because EVERYTHING is done by the left hip on the forward swing!!
Are you beginning to see my point here? It's the PUSH OFF of the RIGHT foot that makes the weight transfer AND the hip turn happen. It's the RIGHT knee, and RIGHT hip that make the hips move because it's the one actively pushing. The left can't do anything but get out of the right hips way.
Here is one of THE BEST hip turns I've seen in an amateur.
Watch the tremendous push of his right side through the shot. THAT is power. He doesn't even come close to holding the imfamous tush line but it has to be one of the most powerful lower body movements I've seen.
The bottom line is, drive the right side through. Don't "clear" anything.