How to Stop Hooking the Golf Ball (and Fix Your Slice)

How to Stop Hooking the Golf Ball (and Fix Your Slice)

If you hook your golf ball and you are flipping through impact here is a correction for you. Typically people that are hooking the golf ball are coming too much from the inside. If you are too much under the plane and you have shoved your arms in front of here and the clubface is stuck, it is typically more open also, and the more you get it stuck in here, the more you have to flip at the bottom also.

Correct Form at the Moment of Impact

There are a lot of people who have learned to do that fairly well and have become good players, but they are inconsistent. If you want to be more consistent, we have to take all that crossover out at the moment of impact. As you come into the golf ball, instead of holding the face open and flipping it into the golf ball, keep your clubface a little more closed and really move your arms through on the forward side of the swing.

Turn Through As You Swing

As a matter of fact, I want you to turn through and swing your arms way to the left. So as you get down to impact, instead of stopping your hands and hitting with a flip we are really going to swing the arms to the left side and swing your body through. Your swing would look something like this going through. Give it a try, you might hit it straight or even a powerful fade.

Category: Hook
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands, Impact
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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