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. *





Learn the Proper Golf Takeaway Position The takeaway is probably the most important part of the swing so use this drill to make sure you have this first move of the swing down right
The Best Golf Swing Plane for Consistent Impact The one plane swing is the way to go for consistent impacts because the clubface naturally closes on the downswing and does not require hand manipulation to square the face.
The Perfect Finish for a One Plane Downswing Since we are swinging around the body in the one plane swing the club should travel on an arc and not down the target line, thus the right arm gets extended and the left arm bends on the follow through.