The Correct Grip to Fix Your Slice

The Correct Grip to Fix Your Slice

Here is another tip to help you fix that slice and it has to do with your grip. Follow along with me here and let your arms hang down by your side. You will notice that your thumbs hang slightly inward. Not too many people have their arms hanging down with their palms out, they are actually hanging inward.

Thumb Position in Golf Grip

So when you grip your golf club you would like to have the left thumb to the right side of the shaft. Most people that are slicing have the thumb to the top of the shaft or even to the left. I want you to over-exaggerate and turn your right hand too far to the right so that the thumb is on the right side of the shaft.

Clubface Position to Fix Your Slice

As you swing your golf club this will naturally want to rotate the clubface a little bit more shut. As a matter of fact as you set your club behind the ball sometimes students see that the clubface is actually toed in so you might have to rotate your arm back to get the clubface square.

As you do that you will get a natural rotating motion to the left and you will hook the golf ball or hit a little draw. If that happens you will have to start coming a little bit from the inside to get a path that matches that draw. If you do you are going to be looking at more distance and more consistency and you will probably have to recalibrate your distance. But that would be a nice problem to have. Give it a try.

Category: Slice
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands, Grip
About the Instructor
Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.


ACTIVITY FEED

Robert G. joined GolfLink

Chris B.  just went PRO!

Todd B. joined GolfLink
Chris B. joined GolfLink
Mike T. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

How to Get a Neutral Golf Grip Learn how to take a neutral grip to better control the club face and golf ball
How to Fix Your Slice by Improving Clubhead Impact at Address Use this drill to get your clubface traveling in a more direct line at impact and rotate your arms
How to Stop Flipping the Golf Ball (and Fix Your Slice) Flipping or scooping keeps your hands back and closes the clubface to counteract an up and down slice swing. Fix this by rounding out your swing plane, turning your grip further to the left and letting your arms turn over as you go through impact.