How to Correct a Left Handed Golf Slice

By on August 14, 2012

Correcting a slice is a process, like any golf strategy.

You will eventually find the cause of your problem if you work through the possible culprits. Here are some proven tips on correcting a left handed golf slice.

Although there are countless issues that can lead to slicing the ball, some are more common than others. One of the most frequent causes happens during address.

Addressing the ball squarely, where the feet, hips, and shoulders are in line with the target is preferred by most golfers. If you move your right foot too far forward, the club face is likely to open at impact and the ball will fly to the left. The right foot should be directly under the right shoulder.

This applies also to the shoulders and hips. The ball will not fly straight and true if they are not square.

Correcting the grip is the next step. Many newer players grasp the club too tightly, which can cause the club head to open as it strikes the ball. This causes the ball to fly to the right for a left handed player. On the other hand if the grip is too loose the head will wobble when it strikes the ball leading to a slice or hook.

Along with tightness, your grip on the club should be neutral. To check your grip look downwards. Two or three knuckles of your right hand should be able to be seen. If you cannot see any knuckles at all, this is a sign of an improper grip. When your hands come back into the hitting zone they rotate to a neutral position and this causes the club face to open.

Rotate your hands on the grip till you see two or three knuckles. Then try hitting some balls with this grip. Minor adjustments to your grip can go a long way to improving your game. Keep practising till you find the correct grip for you. Once you have it, remember it!

When correcting a slice, swing tempo is important. To get some extra yards, many new golfers try to use their arms as the power source. They allow their hands to take over when they get to the top of the back swing leading into the downswing. As the hands come down, with everything else following, the club face will almost undoubtedly open.

From start to finish, the swing should be relaxed and smooth. Avoid the temptation to jerk the club at the top of your back swing. Let your hips start the downswing and everything else will follow.

Your divot can give a clue to help correcting your slice. If your divot is pointing too far to the right, this may be your problem. So check posture at address, making sure feet, hips, shoulders are all in line with the target.

Finding the one or two things you are doing wrong and fixing them is the way to correct a slice.

As they say practice makes perfect and this takes time. If you work through the possible causes, you will eventually find the solution, and your enjoyment of the game will soar to new levels.

For more tips for left handed golfers visit www.golf-lefthanded.com/left-handed-golf-tips

Antoinette is a keen golfer, married to a very good golfer and moderates the website http://www.golf-lefthanded.com dedicated to left handed golfers.

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