Golf Slice - The Most Common Golf Swing Problem
Golf slice problems? Don't despair. The most common problem beginners experience playing golf has to be the slice shot.
Slicing is where the ball curves through the air from left to right if the player is right-handed.
The flight of the golf ball is determined by the spin of the ball and a slice is caused by the ball spinning clockwise, which then causes it to travel in a clockwise arch.
The most common reason for this is people tend to lift their head when they strike the ball. The action of lifting the head causes the face of the club to hit across the ball and not through it.
By hitting across the ball, you are essentially hitting the ball from the outside in and this is the action that causes the ball to spin clockwise.
If you tend to slice the ball, try to keep your head down until after you have hit the ball. By keeping your head down, and your eye on the ball to the point of contact you will play through the ball and your swing will remain straight, which will cause the ball to follow a straight path.
Keep your head down until after the ball has taken flight keeping your head and shoulders solid.
Another reason why you will get slice shots is by trying to hit the ball too hard. In doing so you could be using your arms to pull the club in and this will also cause it to spin. By hitting for less distance, you can concentrate on getting the correct swing and playing for accuracy rather than length.
Try reducing your swing with these smaller shots to see if this starts to correct the problem.
As you begin to hit straighter you can begin to increase the length of your back swing and go for more distance.
Concentrate on accuracy first and distance follows. That is a good rule to always play by. The golf slice could become a thing of the past.
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