- Focus on keeping the left shoulder down from the top of the backswing and leading into impact.
- Simultaneously, the right shoulder works underneath the chin.
- The hips should remain back, so be careful not to thrust them forward.
- Keep the right shoulder below the left into the follow-through.
Topped shots are all too common among aging golfers, especially those with lower back or hip problems. These muscles tighten up as the body moves the club toward impact, causing a natural tendency to rise up to relieve discomfort.
To eliminate topped and thin shots:
Go ahead and stand up tall as you approach the finish position. By maintaining your posture from the top of the swing and into the ball, you’ve most likely hit a shot worth admiring.