Golf Tips for Correcting a Slice


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Many beginning golfers struggle to hit their drives straight down the fairway. Generally, their shots curve hard in the same direction they shoot, which is called a slice.

A slice is usually the result of a poor grip, an open clubface, and an outside-to-in downswing path. Fortunately, most golfers can correct the shot with a proper approach and regular practice.

If you’re right-handed, grip the club first with your left hand. With the club grounded, make sure you see two knuckles on your left hand or three if you have a more pronounced slice.

The “V” between your thumb and left index finger should be aligned with your right shoulder, while your right-hand grip should complement the left. The ball should be positioned with the inside heel of your front foot.

As you swing, stop your backswing when your left shoulder reaches just below your chin. Follow through with an inside-to-out path while rotating the outside edge of the club over the heel to avoid an open clubface at impact.