We’ve all been there – the dreaded slice shot that starts off the tee going straight before violently slicing onto the next fairway or in someone’s backyard….
You replay the swing over and over in your mind and feel like you’ve done everything the same on tee but for some reason the ball slices sharply wreaking havoc on your score for the hole.
Let’s examine this issue a bit deeper by diving into a few quick tips to help you hit straighter shots both off the tee and on your mid-game (for simplicity we’ll be assuming you’re a right handed golfer, but if that’s not the case, just reverse the directions to the opposite side of the ball).
First let’s define what a slice shot is:
When you slice the ball, the flight path of the ball curves in the shape of a banana starting out to the left of the target before dramatically moving back to the right of the target. The slice shot is one of the most common mishits for amateur golfers and it usually leads to penalty strokes and lost balls.
Now let’s break down basic slice avoidance in three parts: