What I mean is they are not so over the top that it is detrimental to their golf games…and those that are, don’t care about fixing it anyway.
However, in this era of creating lag, swinging inside/out and forcing the ball to draw, being stuck is way more of an issue than OTT could ever hope to be. Yet OTT is vilified by all and swinging inside/out, lag and draws are the Holy Grail of golfers everywhere.
In the thread from GolfWrx linked below, you will see two things. A few of my comments and a video by Jim McClean. I have been critical of him in the past, but much of what he says in this video is spot on.
The worst thing a good golf swing that is over the top will produce is some fades. Swings that are stuck from trying too hard to hold lag or hit draws can produce snap hooks, blocks in the next fairway and dare I say, shanks. I have had to cure dozens of students who had the shanks as a result of searching for the dreaded draw.
You will also see how the original poster has been brainwashed by this culture of OTT being evil. He was worried about a move that was so slightly OTT, that he needed a high speed film to see it.
Here is the irony. Most “bad” OTT swings are caused by a back swing that is way too inside. You’re are forced over the top to get the club back in front of you in order to hit the ball solid. Here is where the problem comes in. People will generally hit fades with this swing, but the “cure” for these fades that turn into slices is to swing more inside/out. The two results of this are…
1. The inside back swing becomes even more inside and you are forced OTT even more.
2. You force the club on an outside path matching the path that was too inside to begin with and you hit the ball 50 yards right, duck hook it…or eventually, shank every iron shot.
Lastly, as freshprince99 points out in the thread, just because you are over the top, doesn’t mean you aren’t attacking from the inside, or on plane.
For those of you who frequent GolfWrx, if you see him post in a thread you are reading, pay attention to what he says. I like his approach.