Here’s a great drill that I return to from time to time to stop slicing the golf ball. Practice it for 10-15 minutes at each practice session and you’ll immediately see a world of difference.
If you’re like me, you occasionally suffer from the the dreaded golf slice. It can creep up at any time and it’s one of the worst swing feelings in golf – that glancing, non-solid, spinning golf ball that robs you of major distance and puts a huge dent in your score.
The “right foot back” drill (see video above) was taught to me by a former PGA instructor and differs only slightly from what’s shown in the video.
This is really a great drill and really puts your club on a good inside line to the ball. You’ll *almost instantly* feel the difference in power and solid contact when you get yourself on a more powerful path to the ball.
As I mentioned above, my former instructor also wanted me to initially hood the clubface (close it slightly) and really “feel” the club release and your right forearm releasing over your left (for right handed players).
He really wanted me to try to hook the ball and feel like what that feels like. If you are a chronic slicer this is harder than you may think. It may take you 30 balls or so on the range to get one to draw.
Obviously when you “hood the club” you are de-lofting the golf club so your shots won’t be too far off the ground. Don’t worry about that. Just keep trying to “feel that release.” Keep your hands and arms soft, too. After some time you’ll be back on track to really feeling the proper path and release of the club. 2 Major things that will definitely help the dreaded “banana ball.”
I worked a lot on various “slicing drills” over the years but always seem to come back to this one – because it is so powerful in the feedback it gives you. In my mind, it’s THE best golf drill to feel the proper release of the club and stop slicing the ball. Try it in your next practice session. It’s a time-tested, proven and VERY effective golf drill.
PS: Here are a couple resources that you might also like to investigate in your quest to reduce a golf swing slice.
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