Cure Your Slice

How to fix your slice for good by learning to hit a draw


Most golfers slice. Worse, most golfers don't know why, and don't know how to stop. The art of slice fixing is best approached not necessarily by trying to stop slicing, but rather by learning what it takes to hit a draw. By draw, I don't mean a hook, since hooked shots often are the result of golf swings that aren't that different from swings that produce slices. Hitting draw shots requires a different approach. As you can see by what I'm doing here, an effective draw means applying sidespin from right to left onto the ball.

With that basic understanding in mind, let's look at a few ways to cure your slice and start hitting draws once and for all. You'll see results immediately if you follow my simple steps outlined on the next pages.

HANDIWORK
Hands forward, hands rotating. Take a look at this sequence, ordered from top left to bottom right. The shaft of my Truth club is black on one side and white on the other, with the parting line right down the center. As I move into the ball, notice how my hands remain in front of the clubhead well through the hitting area. That's the first key. Second, look how the shaft is rotating from black to white. This rotation is critical, since it helps to square the club at impact, all the while imparting draw spin on the ball. Practice this "hands forward, hands rotating" technique to ingrain the proper "draw feel."


ADJUST YOUR GRIP
2 O'CLOCK TO 10 O'CLOCK
Go from 2 to 10 in a split second. Through the hitting area, the shaft of the club should point at 2 o'clock before impact (think as if you were standing in the center of a clock with 12 in front of you). Just past impact, the shaft should point to 10 o'clock. The key here is to consistently rotate the hands through the hit, even after you make contact with the ball. If you stop rotating your hands, you'll sliceĀ­, no matter what. Keep those hands turning!


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