Do you hit a lot of slices? If so, here are some tips that can fix a golf slice.
Way too many golfers slice the ball – especially when they’re hitting their driver or fairway wood. But even the pros hit an unintentional slice every so often. For many golfers, a slice is their most common shot shape, and that’s a shame. In addition to robbing you of distance, slices often cause you to miss the fairway and end up in trouble. That’s why we’re posting these tips to help you out. If you hit the ball straight or with a slight draw, your ball will travel farther and you’ll get into trouble a lot less.
Most golfers would love to fix their slice and hit the ball straight. There’s really only one situation where a slice can come in handy: if you need to curve the ball around an obstacle (a tree, for example) between you and the green. Accomplished golfers can pull off this shot by hitting an intentional slice, but for most of us a slice is just a big mistake. The tips below can help you fix a golf slice. It might be easier than you think.
A slice is the result of the club head being “open” when it strikes the ball. So, when you want to fix a golf slice, you need to learn how to hit the ball with a “neutral” club face (square to the ball, not pointing to the right or the left). Your slice is probably being caused by a setup or alignment issue, a flawed grip and/or a swing fault or two, and you might need to make more than one change to eliminate it. But, it’s just a matter of identifying the causes, making corrections and then practicing.
Some causes are more common than others, and some are very easy to correct. Just remember that it's pretty important to look at your setup and alignment first (both are easy to correct if they’re not right).
Correcting Setup and Alignment Issues
Having a proper setup and aligning yourself to the ball properly can help you fix a golf slice.
Correcting Grip Issues
Grip issues can also cause a slice. As you address the ball, check your grip in addition to ensuring that your setup and alignment are correct.
Correcting Swing Flaws Can Fix a Golf Slice
Various swing flaws can also result in an open club face at impact. The result is often a nasty slice.
These tips can help you fix a golf slice. You’ll need patience and practice, but the results will be worth it.