Beginner Golf Tip: What Causes Thin Shots and Slices? Video
As a beginner golfer, there’s two shots that you should be aware of, they are fairly common for most beginners and that’s a thin shot and the slice shot. We will take them separately because they are caused by different issues. The thin shot is generally a shot that we describe as being hit from the equator or above the equator and the ball would be struck on the leaning edge rather than the middle of the club face. It results in a ball that flies out very low, sometimes a few feet off the ground but generally quite low, also sounding awkward, feeling awkward, and sometimes giving you the tingle through the fingers as you strike the ball, so not the good sweet strike. So we want to make sure that the club is held lower as the impact position happens hitting down un-scuffing the ground, definitely not trying to pick and lift the ball into the air, that results a bigger, top orthin shot. Another shot that’s fairly common for a lot of learners as they start to improve at the game of golf is a slice shot, particularly with the bigger clubs and mainly with the driver.
A slice shot is described as a shot that starts left of target finishing quite a long way right of target, and is generally classed as a bad shot, and that would be caused by a club that is swinging leftwards of the target line and the club face that is pointing right in relation to that path. So if the path the club is travelling left, the face would be described as being open to that path. That in parts clockwise spin on the ball, so as I strike the golf ball it spins this way in the air. The further I hit it, the more it spin it generates the more it finishes to the right hand side of target.
So if you are hitting thin shots and slice shots, and you want to try and correct those, use the search faults and those corrections.