We all know what it feels like to get a case of the slices. You fall into a funk and every single shot you hit off the tee seems to end up off to the right. The slice can be frustrating, to say the least, but we have good news: it’s easy to fix. Correcting a slice doesn’t require a massive overhaul of your swing or a brand new driver; it takes is a simple change of technique. Just a slight turn of the wrist, and you’re back on track. In this lesson, we teach you a quick tip for correcting a slice so you can hit the ball straighter and lower your average.
Correcting a slice by finding the middle ground
Most of the time, when you undergo a seemingly unending streak of slices in your golf game, the issue is tension. Whether due to a mental block or physical limitations, the muscles in your arms tense up in your backswing and don’t allow for full extension and turnover in your wrist. This tension disallows for your clubface to come around and make solid contact, and off goes the ball into the woods.
Correcting a slice caused by tension calls for a little bit of loosening up. If you can retrain your arms to complete the movement necessary for the clubface to come square with the ball on contact, you’ll be in business. With this idea in mind, PGA Professional Dr. Gary Wiren introduces an expert exercise that works wonders for correcting a slice.
He shows you how to find the middle ground between a horizontal baseball swing and an upright golf swing to discover the proper angle so your forward wrist can turn over properly, which is, of course, essential for correcting a slice. You’ll learn how to take advantage of a swing assist to unconsciously train your arms to turn over and make the rotating motion you need for square contact with the ball. With Gary’s quick fix for correcting a slice, you’ll be bombing them straight down the fairway in no time!