A Guide that Will Help You Solve Your Slice Problem

If you are having a problem with a slice, you might be frustrated by even the thought of heading to the golf course. Dealing with a slice is difficult because some of the most common ways golfers try to fix the problem only serve to make it worse. If you are actually going to get rid of your slice and make it a thing of the past, you will need to understand the proper mechanics of a good golf swing – and why a slice occurs in the first place.

Outside-In Swing Path

A slice results when the club comes ‘across’ the ball from outside-to-in. For a right handed golfer, this means that the club is moving left through impact, and puts a left to right spin on the ball. Almost immediately after taking off, this shot will turn hard to the right and keep heading that direction until it hits the ground. For someone who fights a slice, this scene is far too familiar. To stop the pattern, you need to find a way to make the club move straight down the target line at impact so very little side spin is imparted on the ball.

Make a Good Turn

Many slicers struggle with not making a full backswing. When you cut your backswing short and rush into the downswing, you lower body doesn’t get a chance to do its job and lead the way into impact. This is a problem of timing more than anything else. While you are making your backswing, think about turning as far back as you can while remaining comfortable and staying on balance. Once your backswing has reached its comfortable limit, let your legs initiate the downswing while your arms just come along for the ride. When done correctly, your legs will power the swing and the arms will guide the club nicely right into the back of the ball.

Spend Time on the Range

Trying to fix your slice while on the course isn’t a great idea. Instead, set aside some time to head to the practice range and work on your mechanics without worrying about the results. Think about using your legs more actively, especially in the downswing, and you should start to see the ball straighten out before too long. Once your slice has disappeared on the driving range, head out to the course and look for the same results.