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Best way to Fix a Slice in 5 minutes with steps (Golf)

How to Fix a Slice in 5 minutes

Fix a slice in 5 minutes


There's a reason why those who slice the ball seek to rectify it: there's no place for a slice on the path to good golf. You can progress from hitting a hook to playing good golf, but you won't get very far if you don't learn how to quit striking shots with an open clubface.

Unfortunately, a huge majority of players—perhaps 90 percent—struggle with a slice. They don't have a proper grip, they swing into the ball too hard, and they don't grasp how the hands work in a decent release. These factors combine to result in high, feeble shots to the right.

One teaching method that has always worked for me is to identify a student's primary defect and develop a strategy for practicing the opposite of that flaw. Exaggerate the fix as much as possible; feel the difference. That is how my new slice drill came to be. Slicers all over the world require a simple way to feel the correct direction and plane. Starting with backward circles in the air, my three-step practice will get you feeling a completely different swing shape. (I'll explain later.)

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After five minutes of practicing the three procedures (we'll first verify your grip and driver specs), you'll be able to find the fairway's left side. It is always effective.


Find a Driver Who Is Right For The Job.

Before you take your first practice swing, you should inspect your gear. Because of their high, weak ball flight, almost all slicers employ a driver with insufficient loft. The new adjustable drivers allow you to increase the loft and shift weight to the heel of the clubhead. You want more loft so you can relax your hands and change a 10.5 driver into a 9-degree driver instead of swinging a 9-degree driver and making it 10 or 11 degrees because you hold it open through impact.


READY YOUR HANDS FOR RELEASE

Fix slice in 5 minutes

Two grip errors almost always result in a slice. Many players have a too-weak grip, with their thumbs pointing straight down the handle. Strengthen your grip so that your hands are turned away from the target and your palms are parallel. Lines drawn from the base of your thumbs should meet at the point of your collar on the right side of your shirt. Furthermore, grasping too tightly prevents the hands from releasing through impact. Take a light grip.


Three steps practice to Fix Your Slice

Okay, you've got the appropriate club and grip. Our goal now is to replace the swing loop you're making—the pull-inside-then-loop-over-the-top one—with an opposite-direction loop. I used to try to convince kids to return the club on an upright plane and then flatten it as they came down, but they didn't seem to change much. I reasoned that there had to be a way for players to begin the ideal form earlier, so they could get it down through the ball. It turns out that it's as simple as starting with a simple clockwise circle (from the player's point of view).


STEP 1: DRAW A BACKWARD LOOP

Take your normal posture, with the ball just inside your front heel, to test your new grip. Instead of soling the clubhead, place it in front of the ball. Then, using your hands in a leisurely circle, swing the club toward the goal, continuing above your head and then down and over the ball (above). Concentrate solely on the loop. The club will naturally drop onto a shallower plane as it approaches the ball, and your hands will begin to release, or roll over, as you swing.


STEP 2: LIFT AND TURN

The next stage is to integrate some body turn into the drill and shift the start of the loop away from the ball and closer to your typical address position. Keep the loop going once you've grooved the clockwise circle motion (above) and add your shoulder turn. Begin with the clubhead behind the ball and raise it over your head until your hands are in front of your face. 

(A). Turn your shoulders back and feel the clubhead's weight, keeping it on the shallower plane you've established (B). after that, swing over the ball (C). You're making half of a clockwise circle from above your head to the ball, which maintains the club on the inside route.


STEP 3: RELEASE AND TURN

The shift from practice exercise to real golf swing is the final phase in the process. Lift the club into a two-thirds backswing, your left arm in front of your chest.

(A). Then complete your entire backswing turn (B) and progress from swinging over the ball to hitting shots (C). You should immediately see a right-to-left ball flight while you continue to feel the backward loop you started in the first phase of the workout. It works for any player, regardless of handicap level. Simply take it slowly and in stages.

At our slice-a-thon, I toured the range and assisted dozens of slicers, and everyone, from a 20-year-old newbie to a senior citizen, got it right away. In five minutes, they could see that getting rid of their slice is the first step toward playing to their full ability.

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