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Riseupfromtherubble
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What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
Some things I'm trying to focus on are getting my hips turned and getting off my back foot, and keeping my right elbow close to my ribcage to help with the inside/out path. I picked up some bridgestone E6 balls (supposedly good for slicers) and went to the range yesterday and showed some improvement over results with callaway supersofts. I was putting 5/10 down the middle at 235-240 yards, but the other 5 were still fading right and 2/10 slicing hard right, would've been out of bounds tee shots.

I check my grip at each address (between neutral and strong). I have my ball position just inside my left heel with left foot quarter turn towards target. What are some other things I can work on to eliminate this entirely?

12 degree loft on the driver, but I need a "swing thought" because I'm doing something incorrectly. I'm presuming that I'm leaving my face too open at impact, or coming from outside in and imparting that sidespin on the ball when I do slice.

Everyone is different, just wondering what you were doing wrong when you started so that I can troubleshoot. A golf buddy recommended trying a more closed stance at address to help promote the inside out path.

My 3 wood goes straight as an arrow nearly every time, and if anything my hybrids miss left fwiw
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Tyga Woods
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
I never had a slice. My problem has always been a hook that can end up on another fairway

You need to video your swing from down the line and face on. If your grip and ball position are both good your problem could be getting too far in front of the ball at impact or early extending. Both of these can cause the clubface to be wide open at impact. Does your slice start at the target and move to the right or does it start left of the target and move right?


Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
Starts at the target and moves right on my normal swing. Starts left and moves hard right if I try to crush it


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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
If you played baseball, it's likely bc you aren't closing the club fave with the driver. Feel like your rolling a grounder through the 6 hole.

If I'm hitting a cut, I am doing one of a few things wrong. Last summer I was doing all of those things wrong at the same time lol. It was brutal.

My checklist:

Weak grip?
Standing too close or too far away?
Getting to my front side?
Taking the club on a good path going back or taking it straight up?
Is my club in a good slot at the top or am I too upright?


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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
I’ve been fortunate and have never been a big slicer but have fought a nasty hook. They are similar problems just mine comes from too much from the inside where yours comes from too much from the outside. I send to do best when I make sure the lower body starts the down swing and the elbow stays closed to the hip.

Also check your setup, if your front shoulder is to high at address I.e. no to flat shoulder tilt it can cause an out to in swing.
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Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
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If you played baseball, it's likely bc you aren't closing the club fave with the driver. Feel like your rolling a grounder through the 6 hole.



I did play baseball, for a long time.

Here are some stills from a slow mo showing top of my backswing and impact. Obviously these are practice balls in the back yard...too much weight back at impact right? Like I’m hitting a fastball smh Also noticing that my left wrist isn’t bowed and facing the target at impact. When I focus on that at the range though I hook the shite out of the ball. Guess that’s the part I need to figure out though




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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
This tip did wonders for me. Its an impact drill not a slice drill but gets you in a good position.

Knuckles down at impact
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
Stronger grip not pressure


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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
Ball flight is more often caused by face angle at impact and I would have guessed the club is open, but it is not open at the top of your backswing. In the second picture you can't see the club face and I can't tell by your hands.

When you're practicing you may want to make your grip a little stronger and/or have more wrist flexion. Just the things I worked on coming from a baseball background and my tendency was too have too much wrist cupping and opening the clubface.


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Tyga Woods
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
Looks to me like you’re standing up a little in the downswing which your body does in order to shallow the swing out or else you’d hit behind the ball. Also looks like your arms might be trailing too much behind your torso rotation. You got a pic from down the line at impact?

It’s important to remember that anything happening at or after impact is a result of something earlier in backswing or transition.
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
This is it.

Baseball is palm up, palm down. Golf is knuckles down. Go hold your driver and put yourself in the impact position with your hands in the baseball palm up palm down position and the club face is going to be more open than the Mexican border.

The other issue is baseball makes you finish 50/50 golf is 90/10 to the front. If you finish 50/50 in golf you are going to hit a pull hook or a slice- just depends on your hands at impact.

Go hit a bucket of balls rolling your hands like you're rolling a ball through the 6 hole and make sure you get all of the weight to the left side. I played a lot of baseball and golf with a lot of ex baseball players. This is the only way to get that out of your swing. Once you get the feel of what the golf swing should feel like, you will probably start hitting it much better.


Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
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You got a pic from down the line at impact?


I just looked at a different video from a few weeks ago. My club head is getting on the outside of the target line. Hands are drifting out creating the steeper angle of attack. Even with a square face that's going to put side spin on the ball. I really think that's going to be my main issue and a difficult one for me to correct.

Any good drills or tips on a consistent inside/out path? Probably should start with focusing on clearing the hips to create the slot. I'm sure I don't get my face square on every shot, but the left to right movement is consistent even when the shot goes where I want it to go, so it has to be mostly a path issue.

Real question now is why the hell it doesn't happen on my 3 wood


Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
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he other issue is baseball makes you finish 50/50 golf is 90/10 to the front


A major issue with me and my driver


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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
I have fixed my slice with my driver, mainly by really turning my hands over. I still have a path problem because no I'm hooking my irons off the fricking planet.


Riseupfromtherubble
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
I’m wondering why I started this game. I played my first round of organized golf in my life about 40 days ago. I’ve played in some capacity in 30 of those 40 days. Watched 500 YouTube videos, taken 5000 swings, read Hogan’s book, and sufficiently pissed off my girlfriend with my new hobby. But I can’t stop, not until I’m a decent player. Playing 9 after work and have an 8:15 tee time tomorrow for 18.

She asked me if I do this with everything I start, obsess until I’m good at it. She was not too thrilled that the answer was an emphatic yes. She’ll be really pissed when she realizes that’s going to take a while

I have a few birdies under my belt though, so I see no need to give up the game when I’m making progress. Damn if those sweet shots don’t feel amazing, but it would be nice to figure out how to hit them consistently


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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
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I’m wondering why I started this game. I played my first round of organized golf in my life about 40 days ago. I’ve played in some capacity in 30 of those 40 days. Watched 500 YouTube videos, taken 5000 swings, read Hogan’s book, and sufficiently pissed off my girlfriend with my new hobby. But I can’t stop, not until I’m a decent player. Playing 9 after work and have an 8:15 tee time tomorrow for 18.


Welcome to the Club!!!!!! Just wait till you get to the buying all new stuff part of the addiction.
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Tyga Woods
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
quote:

Any good drills or tips on a consistent inside/out path?


Your current path is a result of something else earlier in the swing. You gotta pinpoint why you’re swinging out to in before you can fix it.

Also, you gotta be careful with “clearing the hips”. Most golfers that struggle with a slice do it incorrectly and it forces the arms and hands over the plane

The AMG guys make some eye opening videos. This might help with your hand path
Athletic Motion Golf
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
I read about the motorcycle move on golf wrx one day. That single move has saved my golf game. I was leaving the clubface wide open at impact.


LSU5508
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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
That's the same tip as knuckles down I believe. Same tip changed by iron game.


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re: What was the key to fixing your driver slice when you started golfing?
Try practicing with a short pause at the top of your back swing, it might help prevent you from coming outside in. When you get too quick, that tends to happen. Pretend like you’re trying to hit a fastball right at the 2nd basemen.


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