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Fix your golf slice permanently

There are many tips, articles and books written to help players
fix their golf slice. They are often based around a simple tip
that is hoping to give a short-term boost in technique and
temporarily stop that most destructive left-to-right golf shot.
However, the best thing that a golfer should do is take a long
term look at their game and aim to build a solid golf swing
which will mean that slicing is a thing of the past. To do this
a player must completely grasp the reasons why a golf slice

The two reasons are clubface angle, and swingpath.

Firstly, let’s take clubface angle – hard to explain in an
article, so lets start by imaging that it is in the perfect
position when it strikes the ball – the clubface position would
be what’s known as “square”. That means the face of the club
would be pointing exactly at the intended target at the moment
the ball is struck. If however, the clubface pointed slightly
to the left, it would be described as “closed”, and if it
pointed slightly to the right at the moment it contacts the ball
it would be described as “open” (the position that is partly
responsible for a golf slice). Keeping this in mind lets look
at swingpath.

With swingpath lets first of all look at the perfect scenario –
the ideal swingpath should be in-to-in. What this means is that
the club should be drawn back by the golfer on the
ball-to-target line, and as the club goes further away from the
ball it starts to travel “inside” this line as the clubhead goes
up and behind the golfers back. As the clubhead comes down this
inside path it momentarily, as it makes contact with the ball is
travelling on the ball to target line before it starts to come
inside that line again as the golfer makes their follow through.
If the clubhead comes from the inside as it should but then
after contacting the ball carries on across and “outside” the
ball to target line on the follow through, this is known as an
in-to-out swingpath. Alternatively, if the clubhead comes down
outside the ball to target line and the follow though is inside,
then this is an out-to-in swingpath.

Now, bearing these two factors of clubface alignment and
swingpath in mind a golfer can analyze his technique by looking
at the shape of his golf shots. The swingpath decides the
initial flight direction of the ball, and the clubface affects
how it curves in the air. So, if the ball takes off straight at
the target and flies in a straight line then this is the result
of an in-to-in swingpath and a square clubface.

However, if the ball starts off straight but then curves to the
left a golfer can ascertain that his swingpath was ok but his
clubface was closed – hence the hook. Alternatively, if the
ball started off left and then curved even further left then it
shows that the swingpath was out-to-in and the clubface was
closed – causing a pull hook.

Using this type of analysis it becomes easier to fix your golf
slice. If the ball starts off straight and then goes to the
right a golfer knows that his swingpath was ok but that his
clubface was open at impact. If the ball started off right and
went further right then it would mean an in-to-out swingpath and
an open clubface. and if it started of left then curved to the
right it would mean an out-to-in swingpath and an open clubface.

Learning exactly what is going on in your golf swing, by
studying the flight of the golf ball, is a very important step
in fixing your golf slice.

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