Help With Your Problem Areas
The vast majority of e-mails are coming from people fighting the
dreaded slice. In the HELP WITH YOUR WEAKNESSES reference section of
the TIPS there is a lot of helpful hints for slicers but, you can never
have too much help so here are a few more things to try.
- The simplest way to stop slicing is
to make sure the clubface is square or even slightly closed at impact.
Even if your path is out to in, if the face is square to the path at
impact, the ball will go straight (it will go left but it will go
- The faster your right
forearm rotates over your left in the impact zone the better chance you
have of producing a straight shot or draw. Try to connect the forearm
rotation with your shoulder rotation and your hip rotation. If
everythimg is working together you have a better chance of being
- The tighter death grip you
squeeze the club with the slower the rotation of your clubface will be.
Your grip should be just firm enough to make sure the club doesn't fall
out of your hands during the swing. Remember it is the speed of the
rotation NOT the amount of force you use to rotate the clubface.
- Before you can hope to have the ball fly
straight or draw you must learn how to hook the ball. Challenge
yourself to see how far right of the target you can start the ball and
still make it curve back to the target.
- If the face of the club does not begin
to rotate closed immediately after impact your ball will always be
trying to curve to the right. Picture the toe of the club getting to
the target before the heel after impact. The sooner after impact the
toe is pointing to the target the better chance you have of making the
ball curve to the left.
Have fun with these exercises on the range trying to curve the ball both
ways. You need to be able to feel what produces a hook and a slice
before the ball will do what you want it to do ON COMMAND. GOOD LUCK!