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|A slice is caused by one thing, the angle of the club when it makes contact with the golf ball. ()|
How can I stop slicing the golf ball? We get this question asked virtually everyday!
First, let's discuss what causes a slice. It is not an outside-to-inside swing as many would have you believe. Curvature of the golf ball is produced by one factor - the angle of the clubface relative to the path for the clubhead when the ball leaves the clubface!
What this means is you can be perfectly on plane with your golf swing and still hit pushes, fades, slices, pulls, draws, and hooks because of the clubface alignment.
The clubface is controlled by the target side hand - left for right-handed golfers.
So the hands control the clubface and the clubface controls the golf ball. Plain and simple - the breakdown is:
1. Learn to control your hands
2. Control the hands you control the clubface
3. Control the clubface you control the golf ball
4. Control the golf ball and you control the game
September 1, 2006
Chuck Evans, G.S.E.D., a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, is one of only 31 golf instructors worldwide designated to hold a doctorate in golf stroke engineering. He is executive director of instruction for the Medicus Golf Institute and has served as director of schools for the PGA Tour Golf Academy, and as director of instruction for the United States Golf Institute. He is also the author of "How To Build Your Golf Swing."
While live lessons from a good golf professional are always better, if you're going to learn to play or improve your game on your own, the "Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist" series is about as good as it gets. The two-DVD set, which costs $79.95, is broken down into six sections and is very well organized, Mike Bailey writes.
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