What Causes A Slice?

Watch the video below for an explanation of what a slice is and what causes it. Alternatively, skip beneath the video to see the anti-slice golf drills and fixes.

In the following video, I mention the ball flight diagram. When you understand the various ball flights and how the combinations of your swing path and club face direction causes them, you will be able to self-diagnose and correct any fault that creeps into your long game.


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Important Before you follow any of the lessons below, it’s worth finding out about the correct ball flight terminology. That way, you can check whether your main fault is a slice or a push-slice for example, and return here to choose the most appropriate lessons:Golf ball flight diagram and terminologies >>>

Golf Slice Lessons

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 1 – Check Your Alignment

Don’t overlook this simple set up flaw. If you’re not meticulous with your alignment and the rest of your set up, it becomes very difficult to fix a golf slice long-term…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 2 – Check Your Grip

Both a weak and a strong golf grip can cause a slice. Check your grip by following this guide…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 3 – Check Your Swing Path

Correct your golf slice by double checking your swing path…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 4 – Rotate Your Hands

Cure your golf slice by rotating your hands and forearms…

Golf Slice Drills

Anti Slice Drill #1

This, in my experience, is one of THE best drills for fixing a golf slice. It helps you develop the correct swing path. You may have seen it before but don’t discount it on that basis – work with it at the range in combination with the drills below and you’ll completely cure your slice…

Anti Slice Drill #2

This is a progression on the anti-slice drill above to help you achieve the ideal swing path through the ball…

Anti Slice Drill #3

Once you’ve achieved the correct swing path, rotating your forearms and hands correctly will give you the shot shape you’re looking for (straight or even a soft draw). This drill helps you with correct arm and hand rotation…

Anti Slice Drill #4

Another drill to help you with proper forearm / hand rotation through the golf ball…

Anti Slice Driver Drill

Although the principles for curing a golf slice are exactly the same for a driver, its length and swing speed can make rotating the hands quickly enough difficult. Here’s a drill to fix that…

Over-Exaggerate to Cure a Golf Slice

Want to know how to permanently cure a golf slice (or any fault in your game)? You must over-compensate so that in order to really feel the difference in your swing. See this video for more details…