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Tried And Tested Advice On How To Fix A Golf Slice

Most golfers slice the ball. Yes, that’s the truth. Even the experienced players do. What’s more, a large section of them don’t realize it, hence, they have difficulty correcting the slice. Although experts pin the blame on Alignment, it’s not the only problem to be corrected. Below we present a list of steps you can take to fix a golf slice.

Ball Position

Players who slice the ball frequently place the ball more forward in their stance. The unexpected result of such a move is that they cut across the ball, which either results in a slice or a pull. Position the ball slightly back in your stance. Don’t worry about hitting a push slice as it won’t be an issue if you have a solid swing path, proper grip, and correct clubface angle.

Correct the Posture

Golfers are always advised to stand tall, have a straight back when swinging the club. That’s because your body posture can affect the swing plane. Golfers who slice the ball tend to have a rounded back posture, resulting in an outside to inside swing that causes the slice.

To correct the posture all you’ve to do is (i) stand straight, (ii) bend forward, not from the waist, but the hip, (iii) let your hands hang naturally (i.e.) your hands must be in a relaxed position, (iv) bend/flex the knees and keep the right shoulder slightly lower than the left, and (v) grip the club correctly.

Change the Grip

What’s common among players who’ve solved the slicing problem? They have all changed their grips. It’s not practically possible to avoid slicing without fixing the grip. Also, important is creating a ‘V’ shape with the fingers of the left hand and thumb of the right when gripping the club. Gripping the club properly will allow the clubface to square at the time of contact / impact.

Alignment

We come to the most important element that can solve the slicing problem – the Alignment. Most players are unaware that their clubs and the body are aligned to the right of the target, instead of directing them towards the target.

At the time of the address, check your knees, waist, and shoulder position. Take two clubs; place one across the knees and the other close to the shoulders. Check where the extra clubs point if you find your knees and shoulders are open and pointing in the wrong direction. Correct all the errors and swing the club.

 
 

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