How to Level Your Hips and Fix Your Slice

By Steve Silverman

Golfers quickly understand how important their hips are toward developing a top-flight golf swing. Your hips are the trigger for your backswing and they are also the trigger for your move forward. Golfers need to come through the ball in a steady and deliberate motion if they want to ensure a solid swing--many golfers tend to rush and tilt their hips before hitting, resulting in a slice.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Step 1
Start off by checking your stance. You need to get your body square to the target. Standing at an angle to the ball will cause you to open your hips and hit your ball off course. Your left shoulder should be pointing directly at the target. Your left foot should be directly underneath your shoulder.
Step 2
Check your grip to make sure it is not too loose or too tight. A grip that is too loose will cause the club head to wobble on impact. A club that is held too tightly will not have the proper rotation when it makes impact with the ball.
Step 3
Bring your hips back in a steady and deliberate manner during the backswing. This is vital because if you mis-time the backswing, you will not come back through the ball with level hips. Concentrate on good form rather than trying to hit the ball a long way.
Step 4
Lead with your hips as you begin your forward swing. As your hips get through the hitting zone, they will be level with the ground. This is the perfect position for accuracy. Bring your hands through while keeping your eye on the back of the ball. This will lead to a perfectly timed shot, without a slice.

Tips & Warnings

Think of your golf swing like a metronome. It goes back and forth at the same speed. You should too as you bring your club back and then come through the ball. Go to the driving range and work on the timing of your swing. If you bring the club back and come forward through the ball at the same speed, you have a chance to have a solid and powerful swing.
Think of your golf swing like a metronome. It goes back and forth at the same speed. You should too as you bring your club back and then come through the ball.
Go to the driving range and work on the timing of your swing. If you bring the club back and come forward through the ball at the same speed, you have a chance to have a solid and powerful swing.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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