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Getting Over The Common Slice

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The slice is probably one of the biggest issues most golfers face and can be fixed with a little work and a couple key tips.  There are two reasons that people slice.  One:  The club face is open at impact.  The fix: When approaching impact, rotate your forarms so that the back of your left hand is facing the target.  Two:  The swing plane is traveling outside to in.  This is also known as coming over the top.  This traditionally happens at the top of the golf swing, when the club is routed outside to inside on the downswing.  This will produce a divot that is traveling outside to in and pointing left of your target.  The fix: try to get your divots to point right at the target or even a little right of the target.  Keep your right elbow very close to your right hip when approaching impact and strike the inside back corner of the golf ball.  This is the part of the ball that is closest to you.  Proceed too release the club head by turning your hands over and up around to the finish position.  The more level your swing, or parallel to the ground, the easier it will be to draw the ball.  So, swing around your body on more of a flat plane, or more like a baseball swing than a more vertical plane which will produce a slice.  Shorten your backswing to about 75 percent while practicing so that you have better control of your swing path.  This will also help by preventing you from rerouting the club at the top of the swing where the flaw most commonly occurs.  This will take a little work but will be well worth it when you start to pick up effortless distance and accuracy.
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