Three Ball Golf Drill: Stop Coming Over The Top


The Three Ball Golf Drill is from the Golf Practice Planner.

Three Ball Golf Drill

Long Game Practice Drills

2 out of 10

5 minutes

Use any club in your bag. 3 balls. Golf Practice Planner.

The Three Ball Golf Drill will help you to stop coming over the top in the golf swing. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this drill. Coming “Over the Top” is widely regarded by teaching pros to be the most common swing fault they see when teaching.

You’ve probably heard someone say to you: “You came over the top on that one“, but you probably don’t understand why.

The dreaded Over The Top move happens due to the upper body being overused on the downswing. Yes! It really is that simple.  When you overuse your upper body in the downswing the club will lunge to the outside of the correct swing plane with the clubhead approaching the ball from “outside to in”. This “outside to in” move produces a pull if the clubface is square or a slice if the clubface is open.


Step 1: Watch The Video
Watch the video.


Step 2: Three Balls
Place three balls on the ground at a 45 degrees angle.

Step 3: Middle Ball
Hit the middle ball without hitting the two outside balls (this will help you to create an in to out swing path so that you stop coming over the top on the downswing).

Step 4: Keep Score
Hit 10 balls. Give yourself one point each time you hit the middle ball without hitting the two outside balls. Try to improve upon your best score.

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George Watts

This post was lovingly morphed into reality by George. George is a scratch golfer, yoga teacher, and creator of the Golf Drills Practice Planner which has 500+ golf practice drills to choose from. Drills are the best way to train the body to move naturally and athletically.