What causes that slice in your golf game, and what can you do to fix it? Learn pro golf tips for fixing, curing a slice in this free golf lesson video.
In this segment I'm going to talk about the slice grip. Many, many people slice the ball simply because of the way they hold the club. They almost have to slice the ball. Especially beginners and intermediates. If you have this grip, you're probably going to slice automatically and thats related mostly to the left hand grip. If you just stood comfortably, people would have their hand, their left hand in this position right here. And if you look down, you could see one, two, three, four knuckles in the back of your left hand, just standing comfortably. Now, if you turned your hand so that your thumb was straight on top, you feel twisted and uncomfortable. And if you just let yourself go, you would immediately go back to that position. This is a weak and uncomfortable position and you immediately go back to that position. That is the number one reason for slicing. Many people start with their left hand, with their thumb going straight down the grip. Sometimes there's a line, sometimes there's little dots. And people are under the impression that their hand should be in that position. Well, what happens when their hand is in that position, is that even though the club faces square or facing a target when they start. When they come into the ball, their arm and their hand goes back to that normal, natural position and the club faces open, aiming to the right. So they start like this and then when they come into the ball, it's like this. So what that does even though it started straight, when they come into the ball and their hand goes to the other position, it's open so the club faces aiming to the right in relation to the direction that it's moving and thats what causes a slice. Thats what puts slice spin, see that would be straight but if a club keeps moving in that direction but it opens, you see how that would spin the ball in that direction with a glancing blow. So the first place to look is your left hand grip and if you have that thumb straight down, that could be the only reason for your slice. Turn your hand, more, more, more, more, more. And that right there could cure your slice.
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- What Your Hands to Fix Your Slice
- Use Ball Position to Fix a Slice
- Fix a Slice with a Low Hook
- Fix a Slice: Hand Before Ball
- Swing Tips to Fix a Slice
- Swing to Fix Your Slice
- Golf Tips: Take a Lesson from Tennis
- Hit a Hook to Fix a Slice
- Fix a Slice by Hitting with the Toe of the Club
- Fix a Slice by Releasing Hands Early
- Use a Hook Grip to Fix a Slice
- Fix a Slice with a Closed Club Face
- The Slice Swing Plane
- What Causes a Slice?