Golf Slice Basics Part 4
If you are fortunate enough to be working with a professional, follow the sequence your pro recommends. If you are working by yourself, try working on the outside-to-inside swing first. Looking at the direction of your divots or scuff marks on a practice mat will give you a measurable way to gauge your progress. If the practice mat doesn.t show the scuff marks, try sprinkling some sand or powder on the mat. Check the direction your divots or marks are angled. The left angled divot is the telltale result of the outside-to-inside swing.
To better understand your swing faults, have someone video tape your swing from at least two angles. You will understand your swing faults much better when you can actually see them. This tape can provide a base to judge your future improvements.
No matter how smart or experienced you are, only make one change at a time to your swing. If you try to make more than one you will become confused as to the true effects of each change. At that point you will be wasting your time and it is likely you will make your swing worse.
Expect YOUR slice to get bigger for a while as a normal step in the corrective process. It.s normal for the slice to get bigger while you are working on it. For example, when you straighten your swing path your clubface may still be open. Now, your slice instead of starting to the left, starts straight and then winds up further right than before. That.s a normal part of the process. It doesn.t mean the shots you are hitting are worse. The better the swing, in this case, doesn.t mean the better the shot. Be patient, after you have straightened your swing path, you can work on squaring the clubface and watching the flight of the ball. This booklet will guide you through the whole process step by step.