Slice Fix: Left-Hand Grip

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Slice Fix: Left-Hand Grip
Category: Slice
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands, Grip

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Slice Fix: Left-Hand Grip

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. 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. 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.

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.


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