A Quick Fix to
- Do not use
your driver. Leave it at home. Drive with a three or four wood. The
reduced slice with a three wood will more than make up for any distance
lost by not using the driver.
- Dump your two
and three iron. Don.t carry any irons in your bag longer than your four or
five iron. Buy some utility woods. Buy a five wood and a seven wood. The
utility woods have more loft than the irons they replace, so they put more
backspin on the ball and slice less.
- Try the headcover
drill. This drill will help you to stop cutting across the ball,
swinging from outside-to-inside. It just takes a few minutes and it.s a
great warm-up before a round.
- Move the ball
back toward the middle of your stance. This will help
you come at the ball from the inside. Playing the ball too far forward
tends to open your shoulders causing an outside-to-inside swing path.
- Choke down on
your clubs You might even consider buying thinner grips. When you choke
down to the thinner part, the grip will sit more in your fingertips, which
will increase your hand action, making it easier for your hands to get the
- Try a warm-up
swing with a narrow stance with the feet touching. This changes your
normal turning and weight shift. See the Feet Together Drill.
This drill will give you the feel of a proper release.
- Tee up on the
right side of the tee and aim toward the left side of the fairway. This
gives you the widest margin for error. It allows the ball the greatest
space to slice back into play.
- Tee the ball
up higher. Teeing the ball up higher makes it easier to come at the ball
from the inside. Teeing the ball too low, encourages an outside-to-inside
downward swing. Although it.s easier to hit from the inside, you have to
be careful not to hit under the ball.
- Aim at the
inside quarter of the ball.
- Review your setup
and swing keys. Just developing a pre-shot routine to help you to setup
properly each shot can help greatly.
Each of the above
suggestions may help your slice improve a few percentage points. However,
there is only one true way to find a cure for your slice. You have to
invest the time and effort necessary to improve your golf swing,
eliminating the fundamental swing faults causing your slice.
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