Golf Slice Cure
You’re not alone. Over 80% of golfers have some degree of slice on their drives. It takes a guy like Bruce Harmon or other qualified professional to analyze and provide a tailor-made golf slice cure. While he’s likely a little out of your price range, there are some golf slice cure strategies that will have you sitting pretty on the fairway. The first thing you should look at is your grip. There’s a simple technique to position your hands the same for each shot.
The Grip for Golf Slice Cure
A general rule of thumb that teaching pros use to ensure the proper golf grip is:
• When addressing the ball, look down at your hands. You should see the first two knuckles of your left hand – for right-handed golfers, for lefties, obviously, it’s the opposite hand.
• The “V” that is formed between thumb and forefinger of the left hand should be pointing at the right shoulder.
• The “V” that is formed with the right hand should point to towards the chin.
• Grip the club lightly. Tense muscles cause tense shots. It’s the relaxed, fluid motion that sends shots long and straight. It also reduces spin from the speed of the clubhead moving outside-in across the ball.
Once you get your grip figured out, you then have to align with your clubhead. If you get the grip correct and end up closing the face of the club at impact you’ll hit bad shots and give up on the correction. If the clubface is too open, you’ll increase the slice. Again, look for the two exposed knuckles and you should be fine.
The Grip Aligned With Your Clubhead Golf Slice Cure
Once you have your grip down you want to align it with the clubface so that it is in the proper position at impact. While you’re fiddling with the club to get your grip set you are likely turning the club slightly in your hands. You must then realign your clubhead to the ball. A good way to master this is to take some reflexive tape or a colored marker to the driving range. Practice your grip and alignment and belt a few drives out there. When you are consistently hitting them long and straight, mark the spot on the grip where your thumbs are aligned. That’s where your hands should be on every shot.
Easy Does It
I know, I know. You’ve heard it a million times. Relax and swing the club at about 80 to 90% of your maximum swinging power but it really is one of the most effective gold slice cures! They’ll be less spin on the ball from the impact. It’ll fly straighter. And you’ll likely be hitting from the short grass for your second shot.
Swinging easy takes hours and hours of practice. The end result is a longer, straighter ball. The power will come naturally. As your stroke becomes more even and the muscles develop with your swing, you’ll become a more fluid, powerful golfer.
Change Your Golf Ball
Use the techniques above to reduce or even provide you with a complete golf slice cure. If you still haven’t quite found the answer, try using a low spin golf ball. These balls will fly straighter off the tee although you may lose some action on your backspin as well. The Maxfli Noodle, Precept Laddie, and Titleist DT SoLo are a few quality low spin golf balls.