Golf Tips - Correcting Your Slicing the Ball

By Roland Stafford

The most common explanation of a sliced shot (the ball curving too much from left to right) is that the ball is being struck from the outside to the inside of the target line. However, you can just as easily slice the ball from the inside to the
outside which could be worse as the ball starts to the right and then slices.

Most of the time the reason the ball slices is because there is no rotation or crossover (the left arm rotating with the right arm crossing the left throughout the hitting area). The pros have a tendency to hook more than slice because they all have a rotation in their swing. Left to right players (faders, which means slightly left to right) have to hold the rotation in the hitting area.

In order to develop a rotation in your swing you must go back to my fundamentals:

  1. a good grip
  2. keep your elbows together in the hitting area
  3. keep the center (the upper front of your torso) moving

If you keep the elbows together in the hitting area and keep the center moving, the rotation will automatically happen. A bad grip ruins everything. *

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