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How To Fix A Left Handed Golf Slice

Updated on August 27, 2010

Left Handed Golf Slice Tips

Dave offers valuable tips for left handed golfers on how to fix a golf slice

Tips on fixing a left handed golf slice

As with any golf technique, fixing a left handed golf slice is a process.

By working through the possible causes, you will eventually find the culprit. Here are some proven tips on correcting a left handed golf slice.

Although there are countless issues that can lead to slicing the ball, some are more common than others. One of these reoccurring causes happens during address.

Addressing the ball squarely, where the feet, hips, and shoulders are in line with the target is preferred by most golfers. If you move your right foot too far forward, the club face is likely to open at impact and the ball will fly to the left. Your right foot should be directly under your right shoulder.

The same holds true for the shoulders and hips. If these are not square then the ball will not fly true and straight.

Next step is to correctly grip the club. Most new players hold the club too tightly and this causes the club to open as it strikes the ball. This is another cause of the ball flying to the right. If the grip is too loose, the head will wobble at impact and that too, can lead to slicing or hooking.

Your grip on the club should be firm but neutral. To check your grip look downwards. You should be able to see two or three of your right-hand knuckles. If you cannot see any knuckles at all, this is a sign of an improper grip. When your hands come back into the hitting zone they rotate to a neutral position and this causes the club face to open.

Rotate your hands on the grip till you see two or three knuckles. Practise this new grip with a few balls. Minor adjustments to your grip can go a long way to improving your game. Practise this new grip till it works well for you. Once you have it, remember it!

When correcting a slice, swing tempo is important. Most new golfers try to use their arms as their power source to get some extra yards, but this usually does not work. Once they get to the top of their backswing, they allow their hands to take over and lead the downswing. As the hands come down, with everything else following, the club face will almost undoubtedly open.

From start to finish, your swing should be smooth and relaxed. Avoid the temptation to jerk the club once you get to the top of your back swing. Let your hips start the downswing and everything else will follow.

Another tip to correcting a slice is to look at the divot. If your divot is pointing too far to the right, this may be your problem. So check posture at address, making sure feet, hips, shoulders are all in line with the target.

Finding the one or two things you are doing wrong and fixing them is the way to correct a slice.

Patience and time are required! You will eventually find the solution if you work through all the possible causes, and your game will become more enjoyable.

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