It’s hands down one of the most destructive shots you can hit during a round. So today, we’re breaking down a couple of super easy drills to help you stop that slice and get you drawing the ball.
Not enough rotation in the swing is something that we see regularly which helps contribute to that dreaded slice. A swing that is mostly arms, that picks the club up and then drops in back down again is very likely to produce a steep, above plane swing and this is something you definitely want to avoid.
In order to do this, we recommend using the ‘horizontal swings’ drill. This is designed to get you rotating more during the backswing and the downswing, shallowing out the swing plane and helping you to deliver the club back to the ball on plane.
To do this, set up with the club straight out in front of you, with the club head hinged at the wrists so it sits about chest high (this will help to promote the correct wrist position at address). Then practice swing the golf club around the body, focusing of getting a good amount of rotation on both the backswing and the downswing.
These are also known as ‘baseball swings’, and the motion of swinging around the body will also help to prevent that steep swing which then leads to less swing rotation. Once you have the feeling of these horizontal swings, they can then be transferred down into proper golf swings, standing at the correct posture.
High Tee Drill
This is another incredible drill, for helping to shallow out the downswing and encourage the club to swing on an in-to-out swing path. This is necessary for correcting a slice, as a slice is created by an open club face and an out-to-in swing path.
Set-up with the ball teed as high as you would for a driver. The aim is to then pick the ball off the top of the tee, making solid contact with the centre of the ball.
The reason this drill works, is that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to do this with a steep out- to-in swing path. As the club is moving down during contact, and with the tee being so high this would impede a good strike. Therefore you have to shallow the club, and get it moving from in-to-out in order to successfully strike the ball.
Using both of these drills in conjunction with one another will do wonders for correcting a destructive slice.
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