Why’d I Do That?
You try so hard not to slice, you slice worse
ou can feel that left-toright wind against your back at address.You think, Man, not a great time to hit one of my slices. So you try mightily to start the ball left. But it takes an angry right turn, and the wind gets it. No chance.
When slicers try to swing to the left, they cut across the ball, making it all the harder to square the face. The result is even worse: a massive slice.What can you do?
First, make a few waist-high practice swings. That will round out
Yyour swing shape, promoting a better release, and help you square the face at impact. Second, set up with the clubhead forward of the ball, then take your grip.Without changing your hands on the club, move the clubhead behind the ball.Your grip will be stronger (hands turned more to the right), and the face will be slightly closed.
Third, use a 3-wood instead of a driver.The shorter 3-wood is easier to hit solid and much easier to draw into a crosswind.