Learning golf is fun but challenging. Like any other sports, you need to learn the “in’s” and “out’s” and the strategies to truly enjoy the game (and becoming a true blooded golf pro). One of the strategies that you should learn is how to fix a slice. Here’s how you go about correcting a slice
There are many reasons that can lead slicing, some of which are common, while others a bit new to you. Fortunately, we do not need to go overboard because the majority of the so-called “causes” happens in faulty hand positioning alone.
Square stance happens when the golfer’s feet, hips, and shoulders are in line with the target. This is probably the best way to make sure that the ball will fly straight. To prevent the club face from opening and your ball flying to the right, avoid moving your left foot forward. See to it that it is located under your left shoulder directly.
It’s normal for new golf players to grip the club too firmly. You need to loosen it a bit or you will keep wondering why your ball keeps flying to the right. On the other hand, if it’s too loose, it will wobble causing slicing or hooking. Grasping the club correctly is key to correcting a golf slice; you will have to practice until you get it right.
In general, you can actually tell if you’re gripping is too much or too loose. The golf grip should be neutral, just enough to make you see two to three knuckles from your left hand. If you can’t see anything, well, you got yourself a hint. The remedy is simple and that is to rotate your hands, not the club, until you see those knuckles. Finding the perfect golf grip will take days or weeks, some even months. Don’t hesitate to adjust positions. Don’t feel bad by hitting ball after ball, each time with different configurations. Keep practicing until you get the right position. After finding the right combination, remember it.
Again, most golfers tend to use their hands to gain enough power to bring the ball to a certain distance. While some golfers have been successful doing this trick, in most cases, this isn’t the most suitable way to achieve the goal. Swing tempo is another important factor to even out slicing. In other words, aside from perfecting your golf grip, you need to perfect your golf swing as well.
The only problem with this technique is that the hands are actually controlling everything, which isn’t supposed to happen in the first place. Start smooth and relaxed; avoid any sudden club movements. Instead of your hands, use your hips to control the downswing and everything follows just perfectly. In addition, your divot can pretty much tell you if you are doing all right or otherwise. If it points far too the right, review your posture as mentioned above.
All golfers will have to deal with correcting a slice. It takes patience and unrelenting perseverance to find what’s wrong, and eventually, fix them.