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Stop Topping the Golf Ball.

Stop Topping the Golf Ball.

Stop Topping the Golf Ball.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2 and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Monthly Golf Tip by Mel Sole.

Most times, when a golfer tops the ball, their spouse or playing partner will say, “You lifted your head!” Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. The most common cause of topping is the collapsing of the left arm ( for right-handed golfers), causing the distance between the golfer and the ball to shorten, and a topped shot is the result. The perfect drill for this is the 9 o clock to 3 o clock drill that I teach almost every day at the Mel Sole Golf School.

The Drill: Practice pitch shots.

Stop Topping the Golf Ball.


1. Address Position. Ball slightly forward of center, hands ahead of the ball. The butt of the club is on the left thigh.

Stop Topping the Golf Ball.


2. Take the club back to a “9-o-Clock” position keeping the left arm straight.

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3. At impact, the hands still lead the clubhead. The left arm is straight.


4. The most important position. Extend the arms out in front of you at the finish. At no time should the left arm collapse.

After several practice sessions in this manner, you’ll have obtained the feeling of straight arms through impact. Do this with all of your clubs, and topping the ball will be a thing of the past.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thank you for reading – Stop Topping the Golf Ball.  This is a game-changer for beginners!

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