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Golf Drill: Fix My Slice

November 14, 2012

Fix Your Slice

The dreaded slice—one of the most common problems in golf that doesn’t seem to have a solution. One of the leading causes of a slice is a grip that is too weak. With a weak grip, the clubface will be open at the top of the swing, causing a golfer to swing across his body to try to mitigate the problem. If you watched your ball fly errantly right all summer (if you are right handed), give this quick drill a try while you practice this winter.

For right handed golfers:

  • Rest your left thumb a quarter turn clockwise of center on the grip
  • Tee your ball up with a 6 or 7 iron
  • Take your club back slowly
  • Come through your swing in very slow motion, rotating your arms so that at contact the clubface is closed 45 degrees
  • Repeat slow motion swing
  • Straighten our your club
  • Proceed with a full swing without pausing to think

In the video below, Minnesota PGA Professional Jim Manthis demonstrates this golf drill.

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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