Fixing Your Slice
Fixing your slice as an avid golfer can be frustrating, especially if you are consistently slicing the ball when using your driver.
A slice occurs when the ball curves to the right (for right-handed golfers) or to the left (for left-handed golfers) in an uncontrollable manner.
Fortunately, there are several techniques you can try to fix your slice and improve your driving accuracy.
Fixing Your Slice 1.
Grip Adjustment: Start by checking your grip. A weak grip, where your hands are turned too far to the left (for right-handed golfers), can contribute to a slice. Try strengthening your grip slightly by rotating your hands to the right. This adjustment can help you square the clubface at impact and reduce the chances of slicing.
Fixing Your Slice 2.
Alignment: Proper alignment is crucial to hitting straight shots. Make sure your feet, hips, and shoulders are aligned parallel to the target line. Aiming too far to the left (for right-handed golfers) can cause an out-to-in swing path, leading to a slice. Adjust your alignment to ensure you’re aiming correctly.
Fixing Your Slice 3.
Swing Path: The path of your swing also plays a significant role in slicing the ball. A common mistake is an outside-to-inside swing path, which promotes a slice. Focus on swinging the club on an inside-to-outside path, allowing the clubface to square up at impact. Practice drills and swing aids can help you develop the correct swing path.
Fixing Your Slice 4.
Weight Transfer: Proper weight transfer is essential for a powerful and accurate drive. Make sure you shift your weight to your front foot during the downswing. This transfer of weight helps you rotate your hips and square the clubface, reducing the chances of slicing.
Fixing Your Slice 5.
Practice and Patience: Fixing a slice takes time and practice. Be patient and dedicate regular practice sessions to work on your swing mechanics.
Consider taking lessons from a golf professional who can provide personalized guidance and help you identify any specific issues contributing to your slice. By implementing these techniques and consistently practicing them, you can fix your slice and improve your driving accuracy in golf.
Remember to stay patient and persistent, as fixing a slice is a gradual process that requires time and effort.
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About Steve Bosdosh
As a teacher and coach, Steve Bosdosh has been a GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher in the US for over 17 years. He’s the only TOP 100 Teacher in the DC Metro area. He’s a two-time MAPGA Section Teacher of the Year, has earned a specialty certification from the PGA in Teaching, is an adjunct professor for the National PGA Education classes, and has been teaching golf for over 32 years. During that time, he has given well over 40,000 golf lessons. Steve has written over 100 instructional articles for the likes of GOLF Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and GOLF.com and has contributed to 3 golf instruction books that have been published. He has been seen on CBS, the Golf Channel, ESPN, TNT, Dish, and Direct TV with the Tour Angle 144 Training aid and 3L Laser Putt. He had a 30-minute infomercial with the Lovet Sand Wedge. Steve has been involved with helping the Georgetown Hoyas men’s golf team for over 25 years.