Intentional Slices

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Intentional Slices
Category: Bad Lies
Sub-Category: Slice, Address/Set-Up, Backswing, Grip, Hands

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Intentional Slices

There are times where you have to hit a big cut, a slice, and you need to know the steps to take. A Tour player sets up to hit a slice so he is in great shape before he even takes the club away. Many amateurs will have the idea in mind but they do not set up as well and they either have to make a phenomenal recovery in their swing or an adjustment or they just do not pull the shot off. The first thing to remember when you slice the ball is to open the clubface. Don't start with your normal clubface and then open the face because that gives you a strong grip. So first open the clubface. Second, stand in closer to the golf ball. From this view I am going to stand quite close to the golf ball and what that allows me to do is take the club back much more vertical, more up in my backswing, I do not get the club behind me. That is going to allow me to swing the club much more to the left and that imparts more cut spin so I can really bend this golf ball around a tree or some obstacle that is right in front of me and curve it right around. So let's go through that a little quicker. Open the face, open your stance to the left and come in much closer to the golf ball. This allows me to swing more up and down. I also grip down just a little bit on the club for more control and I also grip it firmer in my left hand. Now from here I am going to swing across my body to the left. That will allow this golf ball to really slice. So I definitely feel a little sawing action, a little cut across action, not much turn in my backswing, and really swing that club left with the open clubface. Just like you would in ping pong or tennis and you will be able to hit a massive slice when you need it.

About the Instructor
Jim  McLean
Jim  McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Jim McLean runs the Jim McLean Golf Schools, considered by some the world's finest. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #3 instructor in the world.

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