Originally Posted by keeps21
It could be something as simple as having the ball too far forward. You could try moving the ball back slightly in your stance with the driver/woods and see if that makes any difference.
Great idea. I was working on this last night. Over time the ball had crept way too far forward in my stance with my driver and 3W. I was at the range last night and moved it back while strengthened my grip and like magic the ball went straight. It still had a little fade on it but it was completely manageable. Moving the ball back + stronger grip + flat/bowed left wrist (at the top of backswing) = much straighter ball flight for me.
I guess overtime I let the ball creep too far forward and as this was happening I weakened my grip too. Thus I was frequently slicing the ball. To combat this at first I did what many people do on the course while they are playing to try to fix this......and that was to open my stance more and aim more left. This does not work as I found out the hard way. It's tough when you are slicing the driver to keep a square or closed stance because your mind is arguing against this move since you do not want the ball to go to the right. I am going to have to force myself to do this though and make sure that my grip is strong and my left wrist is not cupped. It's such a huge difference when my left wrist is not cupped at the top of the backswing as it makes the transition to the downswing so much easier and avoids coming OTT.