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What has helped you cure your golf slice?

Asked by mass_pike4 (2096points) July 24th, 2009

What type of drill, what kind of tips have you learned to prevent from slicing the ball? What kind of swing thoughts do you keep in mind to prevent the ball from slicing?

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Keep your arms as straight as you can during your swing.

kevbo's avatar

I just took a golf lesson (my first in ten years of playing) the other day. I have a slice as well.

Here are the corrections I received:

1. Rotate my grip counterclockwise over the handle so that my index and middle knuckles are visible from above and the “v” on my right hand is on top.

2. Narrow my stance so that my feet are under my shoulders.

3. When addressing the ball, align the butt of your club with your zipper.

4. When swinging and just prior to contact, you want the trajectory of your club head moving in to out instead of
out to in (which creates the slice). My pro had me stand “straight” but hit 30 or so degrees to the right to get the “in to out” motion.

5. After contact, you want
to rotate your club face counterclockwise so that it faces behind you more or less by the time it reaches knee or thigh height.

The overall effect is to hit a draw by making contact on an inside to outside trajectory and rotating the club face counterclockwise during the swing. The clubface movement should naturally align with your right forearm if your grip is right.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

The John Daily method: lots of beer.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@Noel_S_Leitmotiv I think we’ve seen this method to be unsuccessful unless the golfer’s goal is to pass out in the parking lot of a Hooters.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

‘I was just resting my eyes’ i LOLd

mass_pike4's avatar

haha gotta love him

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

I met him once, bless his heart.

He can aways switch to Pro Wrestling. Id love to see him take on Tonya Harding.

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kritiper's avatar

On your back swing, be sure the club points towards where you want the ball to go.

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