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Golf Tip: Backwards Drill to Stop Slicing

August 28, 2012

How to Stop Slicing

Slicing is a tough thing for beginner golfers to fix. But, doing the right practice drills can help you stop hitting the ball so it takes a dramatic curve.

Minnesota PGA professional Jim Manthis has a great drill to help you stop slicing – you just need to hit the ball backwards! This video shows how it’s done.

Put an aiming stick down even with your golf ball. Then,  you put your back to the target and position your toes so that they’re even with the aiming stick. Make sure you’re far enough away from the ball so you can swing (backwards) and your arms will clear your left leg.  Just reach around and put your club square to the ball. When you swing, you’ll be forced to hit on the inside of the golf ball – and that’s the key to stop a slice.

Jim has another drill to help you stop slicing – it’s called the Stork Drill. Watch this video to see how it’s done and start practicing today!

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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