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Golf Tip: Drill to Stop Slicing

August 20, 2012

Golf tip to stop slicingHow to stop slicing

Slicing is part of golf that most golfers want to fix. Slicing the ball can really impact your score and more importantly, how much fun you have when you play golf.

So what is a slice? It’s a shot in golf where the ball curves, starting on the left of the target and then bending quite a bit to the right for right-handed golfers. A slice for a left-handed golfer curves from right to left. It’s the most common mis-hit for beginner golfers – but it doesn’t have to be. With a little practice and the right drills, you can improve your golf game and hit fewer slices.

This video golf tip shows you a drill to help you stop slicing. The drill helps you swing at the inside of the ball – which is the main thing you need to correct to stop slicing. Minnesota PGA Professional Jim Manthis demonstrates the Stork Drill in this golf lesson. You put all your weight on your left foot before you swing. With no weight on your right foot – you can’t hit on the outside of the ball.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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  1. John Gatti Jr permalink
    March 23, 2014 4:00 pm

    I have seen Mr. Mathis right shoulder takeaway and like it and was so close to giving up due to age and poor health. However, using the right shoulder instead of the left on take away has given much encouragement. Some shots are perfect. However, I would request downswing thoughts from the start.

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