How to Fix a Slice – Part 1
This mini-series of lessons is designed to fix your golf slice once and for all. Watch each of the short videos and implement what you learn at the practice range and you’ll quickly begin to hit the ball straighter, longer and much more consistently.
I’m a great believer that if you take a little time to understand why you hit slice shots (or hook shots, or thin shots or fat shots), then you can easily self-diagnose AND cure any faults that creep into your game whenever you need to.
Don’t worry – you don’t have to learn every nuance of the golf swing to fix your slice. You’ll find that the video lessons in this series are easy to understand and, with a bit of practice on your part, you’ll get long-term, consistent results.
In part 1 we’ll quickly recap proper alignment…
Please don’t be tempted to skip past the issue of alignment assuming that yours is okay. Unless you check your alignment very frequently (like Tour Pros do) there’s a good chance that either your feet, knees, hips or shoulders are aiming offline – increasing your tendency to hit shots offline.
Become Fanatical About Alignment
Professional golfers, including the best players on the planet, meticulously check their alignment. They understand that even at their level, bad habits can quickly form if not kept under check..
Whenever you practice, check regularly that your feet, knees, hips and shoulders are square to your target. At the range you can lay a club across your toes for proper alignment of the feet. But don’t forget to check your hips and shoulders on a regular basis also. An easy way to do this is to ask a friend to lay a club across your shoulders for example and hold it there while you step away and look down its line.
Next step? Let’s check that your grip on the golf club is not going to prevent you from fixing a slice long-term.