Golf Tips - Slicing: What Causes It & How To Correct It

By Thomas Tetrault, PGA Pro

Four of the main causes of slicing are:


If your grip is too tight your hands can't rotate at impact, causing face to be open. So release the grip. If your shoulders don't turn and your weight doesn't shift to the right at top of swing, your body will be ahead of the ball and the club will open at impact. Taking club outside at takeaway will cause outside-in swing plane, causing ball to spin in slicing manner.

Make sure club is moving inside at takeaway to help prevent slice. Aiming left at address will not cure slice - it will only cause more left-to-right spin. *





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