Top 10 Slice Tip Videos
The way a push slice happens, is the club is swinging too much from the inside and then the face is open to that position. So we are swinging very much into out, and then the face is open at impact. What often happens with the driver particularly for good players is they get aggressive coming from the inside and they leave the face open causing a push slicing.
The slice moves from the left of the target and curves horrendously to the right hand side normally putting you in trouble. We are going to talk about how we improve our slice and get you hit the ball a lot straighter, improving consistency and getting a little bit more power.
So now let's look at how a full shoulder turn can really help you with your golf swing and can help eliminate some of those slice shots you might be hitting. For a right-handed golfer, when you make a full back swing, you should see your left shoulder come right under your chin. So it's a 90-degree shoulder turn in relation to where your target line is.
Now, squaring the club face up to the swing path is often the job that the hands need to do to release the golf club and rotate the golf club into a good position. And if you’re struggling to do that, one of the reasons maybe that your grip is actually a very weak grip and you should strengthen your grip to help square the club face before impact. So let me just explain a strong and a weak grip.
For a lot of golfers, that slice the golf ball, we know the swing paths is too much on the outside line, we're trying to encourage you to get it a little bit more on the inside line.
The best way that you can stop slicing the golf ball is change your swing path. Make the swing path be a lot more from in to out. Almost feel like you're hitting more right and for a lot of golfers, that feels awkward that you're hitting right and you don't want the ball to go to the right. But actually you're hitting right to stop it going right, if that makes sense. It feels a bit counter intuitive.
Here’s a great drill to help cure your slice. It should give you an excellent feeling for how you can incorporate a good in-to-out swing path and a good hand action all in the same movements.
So the slice shot. The one that moves from the left of the target and curves horrendously to the right hand side normally putting you in trouble, normally losing distance and it is not a nice golf shot to have. We are going to talk about how we cure your slice and get you to hit the ball a lot straighter, improving consistency and getting a little bit more power.
There are two components to stopping the slice shot, first is path and then club face; or club face and then path, whichever way you want to mix it up. Out of the two, face is the most important because club face will determine the overall finish position of the shot.
One last benefit of a super wide golf swing takeaway might actually be the effect it has on the way the ball flies. So we often see golfers struggle with slicing the golf ball and we know that slicing the golf ball is caused by the club being outside the line and then swinging across the ball, swinging down the left-hand side, the ball curved to the right because the clubface is open to backswing path. That creates that left to right spin. But often golfers don't appreciate how important the first move back away from the ball is to create the correct downswing path.