As seen on Golf Channel: The Headcover Drill is an effective, practical practice tool to help you rid the slice
The slice: Many golfers struggle with it, all golfers hate it.
While there are multiple components in your swing that lead to a slicing ball flight, how the clubface is aimed in relation to swing path at impact its key technical cause.
So, let’s discuss how the latter – swing path or, specifically, the “over-the-top” or “out-to-in” move in the downswing – can be improved with a simple drill using something you already have in your golf bag.
Learn to draw the ball with the Headcover Drill
A great place to start ridding your game of the slice is to improve your swing path and create an “inside-to-outside” downswing – a main ingredient for the coveted push draw shot pros hit with ease.
Accomplishing this drill is simple:
- Place a headcover about 4 inches outside of the ball and 6 inches behind it, aimed along your target line.
- Remove the ball and take a few slow and smooth practice swings as if it was still there, without touching the headcover in the backswing or downswing.
- Continue swinging faster until you can take full practice swings without hitting the headcover.
- Replace the ball and repeat steps 2 and 3, and practice with this drill until you start seeing a consistent improvement in your ball flight!
Of course, the Headcover Drill is merely a starting point to help you eliminate your slice. To truly know if a swing path is even the root cause of this shot or what else might be causing it, find a GOLFTEC Coach near you and get your swing measured.
VIDEO: Learn to Draw with a Headcover
Check out the video below as VP of Instruction, Nick Clearwater, demonstrates the Headcover Drill to help get your swing on the right “path” and make that slice a thing of the past!