A Simple Trick to Cure Your Golf Slice
A lot of material has been written on how to cure the dreaded slice. Rather than go through all the tips you've
already heard dozens of times before, I have put together a simple step-by-step guide to cure your golf slice once and for
Visit the driving range and get a bucket of balls. This drill is designed for the driver, but can be applied to
any club that hits slices.
Spend a few minutes stretching and warming up, focusing on calming your nerves.
Set a ball on the tee and take your normal address. Find a target out on the range with an unobstructed
One very common cause of slicing the ball is lining up to the left of the target. To determine if you are doing
this, simply hold a long club (such as your driver) straight across both of your hips as you address the ball.
Check to see where the end of the club is pointing. A perfectly hit ball will follow that line.
Once you have your hips aligned properly, look down at your feet. They should not be too open or closed.
Re-set your address, making sure your hips and feet are positioned properly. Hit four or five balls, aiming at
If you are still slicing the ball, you know alignment isn't the problem. Proceed to Step Six.
If your golf balls are no longer slicing, then your alignment was the cause of your slicing. Go play golf!
Now that you've made sure you have proper alignment, check your grip on the club.
Step up to the ball and look down at your hands. Count how many knuckles you can see on your left hand (if you
If you do not see at least two knuckles on your left hand, rotate your hands until you do. If you see four, you
went too far and need to back up. It's very important to rotate just your hands, NOT the club.
Address the ball again, using this new grip. Hit four or five balls, again aiming at your target, paying close
attention to the flight path.
If you are no longer slicing the ball, your grip was the problem. If the balls are still slicing, move on to
It is possible that your swing is ending up with the dreaded chicken wing. Take several practice swings, keeping
your right elbow pressed against your body.
When the right elbow flies too far away from the body, it causes an out-to-in swing path that almost always
results in a slice.
Use Your Memory Muscles
Once you fix your golf slice, hit several more balls using the new
information you've discovered on your alignment, grip, or swing path.
Your body's memory muscles already know how to make you slice the ball, now you have to retrain them to use the
By repeating the proper swing over and over again, your memory muscles will begin to register the proper
mechanics, making it much easier to replicate a good swing later.