Seven Steps to Fixing your Golf Slice
The slice is most often caused by the open clubface (open to the swingpath) and the outside-to-inside swing working together. The open clubface is the technical cause of the slice but the biggest problem for most slicers is the outside-to-inside swing. When a golfer hits a ball to the right they will sometimes compensate on the next shot by swinging more to the left. This can cause the outside-to-inside swing. Other golfers swing outside-to-inside and then they open the clubface to compensate and get the ball to curve back to the right. The various factors that cause the outside-to-inside swing and open clubface are very closely interrelated. This is what makes the slice the most difficult problem in golf to cure.
The Seven Steps organizes the steps you will need to take to cure your slice. In step one you will start by answering diagnostic questions to identify the areas that need improvement. Then you will review the fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment and study the slice angle. Most important, you will learn to correct your swing path and clubface position. The rebuilding process begins by working on the inside-square-inside swing path. You will finish the Seven Steps by working on controlling the position of the clubface.
There is no magic cure for the slice. You will need to practice to overcome the swing faults causing you to swing from the outside-to-inside and open your clubface. Making these changes in your swing is the only sure way to cure your slice.
The goal of the Seven Steps is to give you an organized way to identify and solve your problems. At times, you will occasionally lose focus and just forget to do the right things. Even the pros have lapses once in a while. When you have a problem in the future, reviewing the Seven Steps will give you a way to get back on track quickly.