Fix golf slice is a thought on many amateur golfers’ minds. Studies reveal over 80% of all amateur golfers slice the ball. There have been more training aids, drills, and tips to fix the golf slice that I can’t even begin to count.
If you hit a golf slice, have you taken lessons; bought any training aids, and done several drills only to still hit a slice? What a frustrating situation! Do you realize what’s causing your golf slice?
A golf slice is caused by the clubface coming across the ball from outside the target line, creating a side-spin on the ball. Upon first thought, this may seem like a mechanical issue. And it is…but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find it’s a ‘physical’ issue.
You see…your body dictates your ability to swing the club efficiently. If your body has ‘physical limitations’, your swing will not be mechanically sound and swing faults will appear.
In the golf swing, there are many compensations for the lack of proper mechanics. If you can’t make a 90-degree shoulder turn on the backswing, you’ll do whatever it takes to feel like you are making a full turn.
A good example of this would be to rotate your hips beyond the desired 45 degrees to enable your body to make a full backswing. What this does is rob you of power. You have no torque built up in your core to unleash into the ball at impact.
The same thing with a golf slice.
A golf slice is caused by the upper body getting ahead of the lower body, creating an “over-the-top” move, which in turn results in your clubface slashing across the ball and creating side-spin. Here comes the banana ball!
Your first inclination will be to take a lesson to fix this. If that doesn’t work, you might buy a training aid. If that doesn’t work you’ll buy an “offset” driver to help eliminate your golf slice.
Does this sound familiar?
Now the real answer! Take a break from your lessons. Don’t buy any more training aids. And keep your normal driver in your bag.
You need to work on your core rotational flexibility to be able to initiate the downswing with your lower body first, to avoid the upper body getting ahead of it. It’s that simple. The minute you’re able to separate the upper and lower body upon initial move down…you’ll see that golf slice improve dramatically.
Doesn’t that make sense?
Along with fixing your golf slice, you’ll add up to 30 yards to your drives. You will get more roll when the ball lands from a draw ball flight. A golf slice is a weak shot that does not penetrate the air for maximum distance.
All of my programs, DVDs, and books focus on core rotational strength and flexibility which will improve your power output and eliminate swing faults. You will not experience compensations on the golf course anymore.
When you work on your “machine”, your golf swing takes care of itself! You will finally eliminate the thought, “fix golf slice”.
About the Author
Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance trainers in the country, author, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf improvement sites. Take a look at his just released golf DVDs and manual at his golf swing trainer site – Perform Better Golf.