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Correcting a Golf Slice Isn’t that Hard

The golf slice is one of the most frustrating problems to correct for many golfers, but how to correct a golf slice is not that difficult if the causes of why a golf ball slices are clearly understood.  But before we give you the key to cure that slice, take a few deep breaths and SLOW DOWN your swing. Everything will fall into place if you think three-quarter speed.

The Key Is in Keeping a Proper Swing Path

The major key today that we will address to fix the golf slice is proper swing path. Because the golf swing is circular, that is the club head starts off behind our head, swings around our body and ends up behind our head, it may seem physically impossible to not impart spin on a ball. But at the point of contact do not think circular. Let me explain.

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If you were to look down at the ball, imagine the ball moving in flight. For the right handed golfer, if the ball is spinning in a clockwise direction the ball will slice, or move in the direction toward which the ball is spinning. Of course, for the left handed golfer the opposite holds. The objective to fix the golf slice is to eliminate this spin with the use of an inside to outside swing.

How to Eliminate the Spin

How do we keep from hitting the ball with spin? If, by looking down at the ball, we were to imagine it as a clock with twelve o’clock being the direction we want the ball to go, if we were to make first contact on the ball at seven o’clock and hit through the ball to the one o’clock position, we would impart very little spin on the ball, and therefore giving the ball a straight flight, or possibly a counter clockwise, or hook spin.

Now of course this wouldn’t be difficult to correct if not for the fact that we are swinging, to some degree, around our body in somewhat of a circular motion. So just before impact and just after, we must think of the club taking an almost inside out path. This is not as difficult as it seems. To fix the problem, practice doing two things:

1. Close the stance slightly. In other words, make sure the front foot is slightly closer to the ball than the back foot.

2. Position the ball farther back in your stance. Most of us have the tendency to move the ball forward, sometimes even past our front foot, making it nearly impossible to reach that “one o’clock” position on the golf ball.  Consistently adhering to those two swing keys will do wonders for the fix the golf slice. Of course some practice to fine-tune those techniques for your swing will be necessary.

So much of golf is mental, and training your mind for your golf game can be just as vital to good golf as working on your swing.  Check out site www.http://golfshortgames.com/  for more information on this important and interesting topic.

 

 

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