How to stop the golf club slice

A large number of amateur golfers deal with slicing which is a big problem. Slicing happens when a golfer attempts to make a shot with an improper grip or they are off balance as they swing. As a result it may lead to an outside-in swing which doesn’t do the golfer much good. Slicing is something you want to avoid as it may lead to lower scores. Sometimes slicing leads to additional play attempts being poor or improperly executed. Meaning, this can have your entire game plan or strategy thrown off if you don’t take action to correct it. The following points can help you pinpoint the problem and provide solutions to help stop golf club slicing.

  • Keep the position of your head behind the ball when you swing. This includes from the beginning of the swing and after you follow through. If you don’t this will lead to the club face being open.
  • Aim toward the direction of your slice instead of against it. This has helped many golfers as the club swings flat to reduce the risk of slicing. Your shoulders create the direction of the swing; some exaggeration can develop when you aim away from the direction of the slice.
  • When you reach the point of impact your wrist and hand should release. Your bottom hand can cross over your top hand. This has helped golfers hit the ball farther and reduce the risk of slicing. This is a trick many professional golfers try at the practice range. You can do the same thing to get an idea of how it feels and what to expect.
  • At practice consider doing drills. A common drill includes placing your ball on the tee. Your driver would be placed behind this ball and then at the toe of the driver head you place another tee. Without disturbing the tee you try and hit the ball. You do this drill a few times. Notice how your swing cuts the ball. It is likely you will hit the tee a few times. But, you get an idea of how and where your swing is and where it needs to be to correct your plane. You are working toward hitting straighter with your driver while understanding your precision.
  • Get in practice when you can. You can try different drills to help you find the correct plan and eliminate slicing overtime.