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Every golfer has experienced a slice, which makes this missed shot one of the most dreaded errors commonly committed on the golf course.
George Gankas golf strategy tells us that every golfer reacts differently during a swing, evident in the GG Swing Method that has crafted a culture in the sport around such teaching.
Those who have put George Gankas golf tips to use through their own training have taken to every social platform imaginable to voice their success stories working with the GG Swing Method.
The frustration that players experience during a slice can be easily avoided through training and strategies that can be applied to any golf swing, regardless of skill level.
Diagnosing Your Slice Shot
Often, what we believe to be a slice may only be a slight fade, which we can easily remedy simply by aiming left of our target with a smooth left to right shot.
However, if we are slicing our shot severely, it will do us no good to aim left of target, as doing so will likely only drive the ball further from our intended trajectory.
Slicing the golf ball accounts for the most missed shots among casual amateur golfers, yet can be corrected with minimal effort and focus.
Noted for moving from left to right in flight, a slice gives up depth due to this sideways movement, as the side spin creating in this process takes the ball off of the intended straight trajectory.
Because several elements may be at the root cause of a slice, we have come to understand that the core reason for slicing the golf ball begins with an open clubface at the point of impact causing the problem for players.
Thus, the easiest way for players to prevent the golf ball from slicing roots in their ability to identify what malfunction has caused their clubface to open up during impact.
Usually, our clubface opens up during impact when coming down from an over the top swing, which must be corrected earlier in our golf swing.
While coming down over the top, our shot begins to the left, slicing back to the right before completion.
The amount that our golf ball will travel to the right once hit relies solely on how open our clubface sits at impact.
What Opens Our Clubface?
There are several contributing factors to an open clubface at impact, most of which are very simple to fix.
Many players suffer from an overly active upper body, causing our golf swing to begin with the motion in our shoulders rather than in our hips as intended.
This makes our bodies rotate erroneously, causing the ball to be struck with an open clubface at the time of impact.
Other causes for disfunction in our upper body during a golf swing can be swinging on the wrong plane during our backswing, rushing our transition from backswing to downswing and also a lack of flexibility in our body.
Bad alignment during our golf swing can also cause slices, especially for golfers who are aiming far left in an attempt to remedy their slicing problem.
Despite appearing to be the easy answer to their swing problems, poor alignment to this degree will only make our slice worse and worse.
An often overlooked reason for slicing the golf ball, a poor grip on the club may be causing the open clubface at impact, causing what may have been an intended fade to become a gigantic slice and overall embarrassment on the golf course.
Evaluating our equipment, our aim and our upper body rotation are the first 3 steps in understanding and correcting our golf swing to prevent slices from continuing to be a problem for us in the future.
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