3 of the main reasons you slice the golf ball - Peter Field Golf Shop

With the sport of Golf. Slice (right spin ball) is the most common mistake new golf beginners make. When hitting the Slice, the ball will fly from left to right before deviating from the target with a right-handed person and vice versa.
In order to avoid error hitting Slice, new golfers should refer to the following 3 notes and 4step.
In these articles, we would like to point out the basic causes of the right swing ball situation including swing path, clubface position, attack angle, stance, … Golfer needs to identify the cause of hitting a slice and then choose the most effective remedy.

Three note for new golfers to avoid hitting a slice

No1: Review ball position

If a 3 wood stick is used, the ball position should be on the inside of the fore heel. Then, slowly inch the ball into the center of your feet while using the shorter golf club. If the ball is placed too far from the standing position, the shoulder will have to “throw” wide, leading to the golf club pulling back deviating from the shoulder line and the body tends to pull back when swinging.

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New golfers need to place an alignment ruler or any golf club under the teeing ground so that they can accurately position the ball with their setup posture.

No 2: Stand perpendicular to the target direction

When downswing the line, the shoulders should be perpendicular to the target. The open shoulder is one of the most common causes of golfers. The golfer can still put the standard line backswing but is outside when facing the target. The golf club goes down beyond and also through the target line.
While waiting for the game, players can align their bodies with the target direction by placing the golf club at chest height with both hands. Then, determine your target direction, practice steady shoulder rotations. Straightening your shoulders is an important key to helping a golfer to stop putting the crossbar into the ball.

No 3: Flexible knees

The golfer needs to make sure that the back leg is kept bent when backswing. A lot of semi-professional golfers re-straighten the rear legs up. That makes the bodyweight put a lot on the forefoot, making the clubface open early in the ball. The swing force concentrated in the downswing produces a more pronounced Slice.

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Instead of straight back legs, keep it bent with shoulder rotation. It may seem a bit unfamiliar at first, but you should feel some resistance in the backswing.
Correct posture is always the key to helping the golfer know how to control the cross-cut into the ball. Then, from a standing shoulder, feet perpendicular to the line, the golfer can easily rotate his shoulders steadily toward the goal.

Four-step to correct Slice

Note 1: Hold the club

For a right-handed player, first, hold the club with your left hand and hold it with fingers from the middle finger to the little finger.
Then, let the clubface touch the ground and then rotate all the remaining fingers around the club so that the base 2 joints on the hand are clearly visible. The index finger and thumb form a V-shape. The right hand that continues to hold the club creates a V-shape with the thumb and index finger. Particularly, the bottom of the back V should be facing the right shoulder to create a correct grip.

Note 2: Prepare

Start by placing the ball on the tee and placing it in the middle of your legs so that the ball is almost parallel to the inside of your forefoot. This helps to create an upward angle shot on impact to limit the Slice. Because if not, the ball will have a high spin and easily deviate after hitting.
When entering a prepared position, the shoulders need to be tilted naturally as the head will be slightly behind the ball.

Note 3: The swing action

From the starting position when preparing, turn your shoulders and move the stick behind your back so that the player’s left shoulder is below the chin. This backswing phase will create a perfect swing from the inside out. Since then, the Slice will be fixed.

Step 4: The clubface

The open clubface will lead to the Slice. So when entering the swing from the inside out, try to slightly rotate the toe of the clubhead so that it is facing up and on the heel. This will help the clubface more perpendicular at the moment of contact with the ball, creating a precise flight path


Above is the article about some tips for new golfers to avoid slicing.
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