Golf Lesson Series: Learn what causes your slice as a good place to start fixing it
Nearly everyone familiar with golf knows the vast majority of golfers slice the ball. What’s lesser known, however — though many incorrectly believe they do understand — are the causing factors in the golf swing that create these ugly, often offline, bending shots. And, for that matter, how to fix them.
So, GOLFTEC’s Nick Clearwater and Jon Levy are back in this latest Golf Lesson Series to tackle the beast head on, discussing specific components within the golf swing that will guarantee you’ll hit a sliced golf shot.
Knowing these steps, as the pair talk about, will not just help identify if you fall victim to some or all of these slice-inducing swing characteristics, but also provide a clear-cut path to fixing the causes of your unwanted banana ball. So, check out the video below and finally take a real first step to curing that slice of yours once and for all.
VIDEO: Lesson Series — What causes your slice
Golf Lesson Series: What causes your slice — steps to slice the ball
- Swing left of the target, with the clubface open to path and target
- Aim stance left (open) to target, position ball up in stance off of the lead foot
- Open the clubface toward the sky in the backswing
- Extend, or cup, the lead wrist in the follow-through
Golf Lesson Series: Tips to draw the ball
- Swing right of the target, with the clubface closed to path
- Align stance square toward target, position ball farther back toward the middle of stance
- Turn the clubface down (closed) toward the ground in the backswing
- Refrain from extending (cupping) the lead wrist in the follow-through