Golf Slice Drill #2 – Split Hands Drill

How to Fix a Slice – Drill #2

This anti-slice drill will help eliminate slices from your golf game by allowing you to groove a good in-to-out path through the ball…

It’s a progression from one of my favourite drills for fixing a slice – so please view that drill first if you haven’t already:

Anti Slice Drill #1

Remember, a slice is caused by two elements:

  1. A slice is caused by an outside-in swing along with too little hand rotationA swing path that is what we call ‘out-to-in’.
  2. Not enough hand / forearm rotation through the ball.

The drill below (and anti-slice drill #1) helps you correct the first element – your swing path:

Anti Golf Slice Drill #2 – Description

  • Slice Drill - Step 1: Grab a club with your right hand all the way down the shaft of your club, below the gripUsing a 6 or 7 iron, split your hands up so that your left hand is on the club normally, but your left hand is about 3 inches below the end of the grip.

  • Slice Drill - Step 2: As you lower the club in the downswing, bring your right elbow downMake a short backswing. As you change direction into your downswing, focus on dropping the right elbow aggressively into the back of the right hip pocket (for the right-handed golfer).

  • Slice Drill - Step 3: Lowering your right elbow should guide your club into an inside-out club pathThis should keep the club behind your body and so promote an inside-outside swing path. Repeat the practice swing a good number of times before trying to feel the same movement but with your hands in their normal grip position.

You may want to watch part 3 of my Cure Your Slice For Good series. In plain English, it will help you to understand more about your own swing path and how you can correct it:

Part 3 (check your swing path)


Next Step

Once you get the club travelling on a more in-to-out path, it can actually seem like you’ve made things worse (but it’s only temporary)…

A more in-to-out swing path will start the ball out to the right of your target (for the right-handed golfer). Without proper rotation of your hands and forearms, the golf ball will start right and curve further to the right.

So the next step is to work on element #2 – proper release of the hands through the ball.

Anti-slice drill #3 and drill #4 will help you with that.