Slicing Around Trees

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Slicing Around Trees
Category: Slice
Sub-Category: Alignment, Bad Lies, Club Selection

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Slicing Around Trees

Here’s a tip for you on how to curve the ball out of trouble. I’ve driven my ball behind a tree. I can’t go under. I can’t get too far going over. So I have to go around. Do I hook it or do I slice it? Well there are a couple of factors to consider but the first factor is the lie. If the lie isn’t sitting too well, and you are over here in the rough so it’s not a great lie, you are probably better off slicing around the tree. The slice swing is a little steeper swing and a steeper swing is always better off of a poor lie. Now what club should you use? A straighter face club is the answer. A 3-iron, a 4-iron, a 2-iron maybe even a three wood or a driver, because a driver is the straightest face club in your bag and the straighter the clubface the more the potential for curvature. So pull out a long iron or a wood, aim well left of the tree, open the clubface, and feel your swing swinging across the ball to the left. Holding the clubface open the whole time. When you make this motion, that ball is going to start left of the tree and curve back in. Now it shouldn’t be that hard of a shot because you’ve probably curved into the trouble and now all you have to do is curve it out of the trouble.

About the Instructor
Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300

Hank Haney is the instructor to PGA Tour Pros Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #4 instructor in the world.


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