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What is a golf slice? (How to Fix a slice in Golf)

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What is a golf slice?

The slice shot with the driver is a common shot among amateur golfers. But what is a golf slice? How to fix a slice in golf? A slice is a shot that the golf ball curves dramatically hard to the right in the air (for a right-handed player). A slice shot is the result of a mishit caused by a poor grip and setup, an outside-to-in downswing path and an open club face. The slice is the opposite of a hook shot. An outside-to-in path occurs when the golfer reaches too far on the downside, bringing the club down to the right of the ball (outside), relative to the target line. This forces him to pull the clubhead closer (inside) to strike the ball on the tee. An open club face means the club face points to the right of the target at impact. To enjoy a slice-free golf game you must eliminate the slice you need the proper grip and setup, an inside-to-out downswing path and a square club face.

causes a golf slice?

A golf slice is caused by your eyes being to the side of the ball at address. Parallax makes slicers try to pull the ball to hit their target. But the more you swing left, the more likely the clubface will be open to that path at impact, which causes a slice.
How to fix a slice in golf?

How to fix a slice in golf?

To fix a golf slice Golfers remember that the draw shot is the opposite of the slice, so teaching yourself how to draw the ball is also a way of eliminating the slice. Make sure you are not gripping the club with the face in an open position. Unless you are trying to hit a ball that curves right (slice or fade) or left (hook or draw), set up with your clubface square. Or are you rotating the club open on the backswing? Make some backswings but stop when the club reaches parallel to the ground. The toe of your club should be pointing straight up. If it is “laid off” – pointing behind you – then you already have an open clubface. Here are 9 Ways to fix a slice in golf:

  1. Check your equipment.
  2. Adjust your setup.
  3. Don’t Aim Left. Make sure when you aim left, though, that we’re talking left side of the fairway – not 50 yards into the rough.
  4. Position Your Golf Ball Properly in Your Setup.
  5. Take Note of Your Divots. They can provide you with vital information about why you just hit a slice, and more importantly, how severe your outside-in swing path was.
  6. Fix Your Grip.  A weak golf grip is almost always the first area to investigate for root causes of why you slice the golf ball.
  7. Keep Your Elbow Tucked During Your Backswing. Get the left wrist as flat as possible at the top of the backswing. Too much cupping or even bowing can cause other issues in your swing.
  8. Transfer Your Weight.
  9. Release the Club Prior to Impact.

 

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