Cure that slice!
By Cameron Rankin
There are many reasons golfers slice. The student has to understand that the club head must be delivered to the ball squarely to impact from a slightly inside path. From there the club head moves through the impact zone to the target and then to the inside path again.
The most common faults I see as an instructor are the following.
– A grip too weak: one or both hands too far to the grip’s left side.
– The takeaway: opening of the club face at the start of the backswing, or closing the clubface on the takeaway then opening the club head through impact.
– Left wrist: too cupped at the top of the backswing causing an excessively open clubface. This also tends to force the right elbow to point out and up.
– An outside-in swing path: the club head attacking the ball from the outside of the ball, then having to pull the club head inside to make contact with the ball. This causes left to right spin on the ball.
If you are a left-handed golfer, do the opposite.
Check the above and I’m sure your ball will arrive at the target on a straighter flight path.