Get a slice of the ac­tion

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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.

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