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Perfecting The Elusive Golf Slice

May 22, 2008
The golf slice is one of the tricky shots any golfer will have to make. Because this shot is a bit difficult to master, it no longer comes as a surprise why there are so many golfers making errors with their slice shots. Ironically, if you are able to correct your slice, you actually shave off more strokes from your game a lot faster!

Do not worry too much because the golf slice is really a difficult shot to make at first bat. In fact, even the best golf expert in the circuit right now did have their own share of problems with their slice shots. However, with the following tips, mastering this tricky shot can definitely become easier.

The first thing to remember when mastering the slice shot is to have the proper stance. The proper stance is indeed very important when you are playing golf. Your stance should be just as wide as your very own shoulders. Moreover, your shoulders have to be aligned at your very target. Keep your right foot as straight as possible, while your left foot should be slightly pointed to your left. Your elbows should also be kept in a very natural position, to achieve that proper stance. It is very important to practice your stance as often as possible. This is because the slightest change to your position can lead to major changes as to where your ball would end up. Thus, you have to be ready to exert a lot of time and effort practicing at your driving range. Make certain adjustments to determine the stance that will bring the desired results.

The second thing to look out for is your grip. Do not worry if you find yourself adjusting the position of your hands because this is very normal. Your left hand should grip the club, with your thumb placed right along the shaft. The line made between your index and thumb fingers should be directed right at your right eye. Your right hand should then be placed over your left hand, and your left thumb should then rest into your right palm. Watch out for the common mistake made by many right handed golfers, which is that they grip their clubs with their right hands way too tightly. This actually causes the ball to go for the left. But with the slice, the opposite actually takes place. What happens with a weak grip is that you would have an open club face, which results to your ball slicing to the right. To correct this, you need to roll your hands a bit to the back. The non-dominant hand would then be facing the target, while your dominant one will be facing the opposite. As always, much practice is needed to get the proper grip here.

Lastly, you have to pay attention to the mechanics of your golf swing. Be sure to incorporate a smooth motion for your backswing, from your hands, your arms, right down to your shoulders. As for your downswing, you also need to pay attention to your hips. Stay focused on the ball even if you're already performing your downswing.

By keeping these tips in mind, you will surely see significant improvement in your slice shot. Shaving points off your game would then be the next logical step!
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Noel Siegel is a successful author of Used Golf Cart Guide
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