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Cure The Slice Golf Swing - The Easy Way
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Cure the Slice Golf Swing   -   The Easy Way

If you enjoy golfing and are not a professional, you probably often wonder if there is a cure for the slice golf swing. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to hit the fairway more often. There are some simple tips that you can follow that will do the trick. On the other hand there are some adjustments that are going to take some time and effort on your part to make a difference.

The majority of people are right handed, for this reason only I am going to discuss things from a right handed golfers point of view.

To correct a golf slice you should understand exactly what it is first. A slice is when the ball travels from left to right as the golfer is looking at the target. There are two reasons why this happens. The first is because the club face is moving to the left, or in towards the body, during the down swing. The second is the club face is opened as it makes contact with the ball. This means that the club face is not square to where you are aiming but turned to the right. These two actions cause the ball to spin clockwise, which results in a slice. Both can be balanced out with a few minor adjustments

Adjusting your Stance

For most people the easiest cure for a slice is adjusting your stance. The obvious cure for hitting the ball to far to the right is aiming to the left of your target. I have mixed feelings on doing this. If you decide to try this use caution. You can get yourself into trouble if you aim to far to the left, especially if you hit a straight shot or hook the ball.

My suggestion is to pick a spot in the estimated distance that the ball will travel and aim just to the left of the fairway. For example, if you are planning on hitting the ball 200 yards, pick the area where you think the ball will land. Then adjust your aim to the left side of the fairway or just off of it. That way if you slice your shot, you should be on the right side of the fairway, and if it is a straight shot it should land on the left side of the fairway. Either way you should be sitting pretty good for your next shot.

Changing your Grip

Your grip will effect the position of the club face when it makes contact with the golf ball. Ideally when the ball is struck you want the club face to be square with your target. Because you are slicing the ball we know that this isn't the case. Changing your grip a little should help you out.

The first thing you want to do is hold the club so that the club face is square with your target. Next turn your club to the left a little bit. It won't take much to make a big difference here. Now with the club turned slightly to the left grip like it were square. This should help correct the club head not being square at impact. You will have to play with this adjustment until you get it figured out. Everyone is different so there is no magic number that you can shot for. Make minor turns to the club until you find the right amount for you. My advice is to go to the range to figure this out. You don't want to be hitting crazy shots on the course trying to figure it out.

These are two fairly simple adjustments that you can make on the fly. You should try them out before changing to much of you actual swing. A simple adjustment could cure your slice golf swing. If you start seeing some better ball flights then continue to tweek what we talked about. If your shots slice the same or worse after trying these you should look further into your swing.


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