Get a slice of the action
Would you like to get rid of your slice for the beginning of the 2019 season?
Today I’ll show you an exercise that will help straighten your shots and even have you hitting a few nice little draws.
Players who slice are accustomed to the ball flying from left to right and as a result they tend to aim left.
Aiming left is very often the root cause of the slice and as the curve increases, so does the aiming left, becoming a catch 22 situation. Making changes in the golf swing is often best done by working on opposites and I find the simplest way to cure a slice is to try and play a draw. First, aim right of your target, around 10 yards for a mid-iron and play the ball from a little further back in your stance.
Focus on making a good central turn with your shoulders and hips (step one). As you swing down towards impact, you will find your club remains a little behind your body, which allows the ball to be struck slightly from the inside (step two).
Anyone who slices will be accustomed to attacking the ball more from the outside and with a steeper angle and it will feel strange when you first make the change (step three). With some practice you should start to see straighter shots.