Hi. I’m Rich Greenwood, PGA instructor here at Westlake Golf Course in Westlake Village, California. Today, I want to talk to you about fixing that dreaded slice.
Here I’m going to demonstrate your typical slice. As you can see on the left side of the screen, my club path is out to in about seven degrees with an open club face of about two degrees. Because the path is so out to in, it makes my attack angle hit down on the golf ball, really no chance to be able to hit up on it. Thus the only shot that’s going to happen is the big slice.
So now we understand how we create that slice. But what we’re going to do now is how to fix it. I’m going to take my left hand and make the left hand grip a little bit stronger. The left hand grip is the regulator of the club face in the grip.
From there, what I’m going to do, I step up to the golf ball. I’m going to aim a hair more to your right, my right, close to – aim it to the left, to hopefully change the swing direction that the club is traveling on. I got a sleeve of the ball box and I put a grip plank in front of the golf ball. From there, what I’m going to try and do is swing up over the sleeve box to try and change the attack angle from more of an upswing opposed to hitting down and slicing it. Let’s take a look.
Comparing the two swings here side by side, the one on the left, I was able to get my left hand a little bit stronger, which is going to help square the club face up into impact. Aim at it a little bit more out to the right, which is hopefully going to help the swing direction. Now the in-swing motion here, you can see the differences. By making those adjustments, I was able to swing more from the inside, giving me a better path, allowing me to square the club face up into impact and change that attack angle from down to up 2.2 degrees, thus giving me a straighter ball flight.
So remember, you want to confront your slice. Aim a hair more to the right, a little stronger grip and feel like you’re hitting up on the golf ball. So for more information about my golf instruction, you can contact me at www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com.