This visual challenge, called parallax, is caused by your eyes being to the side of the ball at address. Parallax makes slicers try to pull the ball to hit their target. But the more you swing left, the more likely the clubface will be open to that path at impact, which causes a slice .
An under-plane backswing can cause you to lift and deliver the club over the top of the swing plane on the downswing, creating a path that is outside to inside and resulting in the dreaded slice . Finally, standing too far from the ball can simply force you to hit ball off the toe of the club.
If you hit a lot of slices , you should “strengthen” your left-hand position on the club. Many people believe the hand positions should mirror each other, but when you take a strong left-hand grip , doing the same with the right will close your clubface too much at impact.
If your club shafts are too stiff , you’ll have trouble loading them properly during your downswing. When the clubhead gets to the ball, the shaft won’t unload properly and the face will remain slightly open, causing a slice .
Very simply, with a less lofted club, it’s easier for the ball to curve. You may even have the same swing with the driver and the iron , however, if you’re hitting down with an iron and up withy the driver (due to ball position), the driver will slice and the irons go straighter (all else being equal).
You must hit a hook But because you have your clubface closed at address, you must return your face closed at impact as well. If you return your clubface square at impact, that means you opened your clubface during your golf swing. This can cause slices and push- slices .
Weak Grip , Death Grip Many golfers’ problems with a slice begin with the way they hold the golf club. – They might have a so-called ” weak grip ,” which means that their thumbs are more at the top of the club; so, when they swing, they leave the club face open–which causes them to slice .
Most slicers play the ball too far back in their stance , which doesn’t give the face enough time to square up. Be careful not to play the ball too far forward, however, as this will only exacerbate that slice and lead to even more left-to-right curve.
A fade ball flight is created when the club head swings across the ball from outside to inside with a club face open to the swing path (but still closed to the target). because hitting the ball on the inside (or nearest side to you) of the club face can also contribute to a fade .
Again, most slices are caused by an over the top motion on the downswing. When adjusting your setup, make sure to check your grip as well. Most players have a grip that is too weak with thumbs down the handle. Make it stronger by turning your hand to the right when you grip the club .
Ball Position: The ball might be too far back in your stance. This causes you to make contact when the club is still swinging to right field. Backswing: You might be too far inside on the backswing, pulling the club away from the target line. Downswing: The club might be swinging too much to right field at impact.