Even if you’re not playing 18 holes on the course every week, the slice is tough to deal with. It strikes fear into the heart of every golfer. Instead, we want that right-to-left spin called a “draw” (if you’re right handed) that keeps the ball on target and can easily add 10 to 20 yards to each club. So how can we do that?
You’re in luck because we’re going to show you the quick and easy fixes to cure your slice, hit more draws, start shooting lower scores, and save you hundreds of dollars you would’ve spent on golf lessons. Avoid these mistakes the next time you peg one up on the tee to keep your ball in the short grass—and out of the woods.
If your stance consistently aims to the left, for example, you’ll naturally find a way to push the ball to keep it on target. Instead, lay a club on the ground to help yourself consistently set up correctly to your target.
To strengthen your grip, if you’re right-handed, turn your left hand over so you can see more knuckles. As you swing through the ball, a strong grip will help you keep the clubface closed (facing straight down the fairway) compared to your swing path, which will help you eliminate the slice and get more draws.
Instead, make sure the club is on the correct swing path. Practice swinging the club as you would a baseball bat, then progressively lower the swing until you’re in a more vertical/upright position
The fix: On the takeaway, imagine drawing the clubhead straight back and don’t allow your elbows to flare out. On the downswing, avoid “chopping” at the ball and keep your elbows slightly tucked in.
If this is the case, go to a golf equipment store and take a few swings in the testing area to determine your clubhead speed. Based on this data, they can give you a recommendation for best clubshaft for your swing.