Slice Golf Shot Drill 7 Split handed swing for rotation (Video)
Slice Golf Shot Drill 7 Split handed swing for rotation (Video)

I see a lot of slices of the golf ball and it’s through the pull golf swing, they haven’t been doing the right thing with their hands and their arms. They haven’t released the golf club correctly through this phase because you are chopping from out to in with an open club phase to the swing path line. The club face comes through here, the hands and arms aren’t releasing correctly. If I can give you a little exercise to speed that process, you’ll generate a lot more speed and power, you’ll also get more use to delivering the club face square to target as you strike the ball.

We’re going to take your normal grip with the top hand so your left hand for the right-handed golfer is at the top. The right hand sits down just below the bottom edge of the group so there’s a good inch between the grip and the right hand here. I then keep the golf club nicely off the floor. As I swing, my front arm, my left arms extends to stretch and as I come through the golf ball I keep my left arm extended and stretched as well. And you’ll notice, as I do that, that my right hand must travel further than my left because it’s on a wider arc, a wider rotation lock so it travels a lot further than my left hand does, therefore, it must travel quicker. It travels further in the same time, it must travel quicker so my right hand is getting used to working faster than my left and overtaking my left and turning over and it’s a really good strong rotational feeling here.

Once you’ve done 10 of those swings, with the split hands, now bring the right hand up to the bottom of the grip and then another 10, stretch the left arm, whip the right hand over, stretch the left arm, whip the right hand over. Then bring the hands up to a normal grip position, you don’t need to hit a golf ball, and another 10, and feel how the right hand should now be coming over the top of the left hand faster and very different from the position you were in here while you were slicing the golf ball without the left arm rotating, so it’s 10 with the grip a long way apart, 10 with the hands nearer together, 10 with a proper grip. Feel the right hand working.

Then go ahead and drop a golf ball in there and see if you can feel the speed of your hands turning. You should definitely see a golf ball that has less left to right movement, maybe even some right to left movements and if you really go town and turn them early, you should be able to hawk the golf ball down the left-hand side which might not be a good shot in itself but it’s going to stop the ball going down the right-hand side and it should give you that nice sensation that you now have control over the club phase and maybe you’ve never felt like in the past, you never felt like you control the club phase. Now you can control the club phase by controlling the rotation of your hands. You can start to control where that golf ball goes.

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I see a lot of slices of the golf ball and it’s through the pull golf swing, they haven’t been doing the right thing with their hands and their arms. They haven’t released the golf club correctly through this phase because you are chopping from out to in with an open club phase to the swing path line. The club face comes through here, the hands and arms aren’t releasing correctly. If I can give you a little exercise to speed that process, you’ll generate a lot more speed and power, you’ll also get more use to delivering the club face square to target as you strike the ball.

We’re going to take your normal grip with the top hand so your left hand for the right-handed golfer is at the top. The right hand sits down just below the bottom edge of the group so there’s a good inch between the grip and the right hand here. I then keep the golf club nicely off the floor. As I swing, my front arm, my left arms extends to stretch and as I come through the golf ball I keep my left arm extended and stretched as well. And you’ll notice, as I do that, that my right hand must travel further than my left because it’s on a wider arc, a wider rotation lock so it travels a lot further than my left hand does, therefore, it must travel quicker. It travels further in the same time, it must travel quicker so my right hand is getting used to working faster than my left and overtaking my left and turning over and it’s a really good strong rotational feeling here.

Once you’ve done 10 of those swings, with the split hands, now bring the right hand up to the bottom of the grip and then another 10, stretch the left arm, whip the right hand over, stretch the left arm, whip the right hand over. Then bring the hands up to a normal grip position, you don’t need to hit a golf ball, and another 10, and feel how the right hand should now be coming over the top of the left hand faster and very different from the position you were in here while you were slicing the golf ball without the left arm rotating, so it’s 10 with the grip a long way apart, 10 with the hands nearer together, 10 with a proper grip. Feel the right hand working.

Then go ahead and drop a golf ball in there and see if you can feel the speed of your hands turning. You should definitely see a golf ball that has less left to right movement, maybe even some right to left movements and if you really go town and turn them early, you should be able to hawk the golf ball down the left-hand side which might not be a good shot in itself but it’s going to stop the ball going down the right-hand side and it should give you that nice sensation that you now have control over the club phase and maybe you’ve never felt like in the past, you never felt like you control the club phase. Now you can control the club phase by controlling the rotation of your hands. You can start to control where that golf ball goes.