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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

I've been having some problems with consistency and slicing:

My 8 iron is about 130-140 yards but I tend to slice very often and far.

 

Would practicing with only one iron to improve consistency and prevent slicing be good?

 

on a side note: i tend to slice less when i lift the angle of my swing plane at the top of my swing- how much does this affect slicing?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 8
I wouldn't practice with only one club, unless you were working on distance control or something driver related, like trying to teach yourself to not overswing
post #3 of 8

I have a somewhat different opinion, or perhaps 'perspective' is a better word, since I'm closer in handicap to moonducks and have been struggling with taming a slice.  I think that if you are having issues with slicing and are willing to go out to the range and work it out, sticking to a single club isn't a bad idea.  Switching out different clubs isn't going to really help sort out a fundamental swing issue, and I think it can really complicate things because of the subtle differences in how you swing longer and shorter clubs. (For me anyhow.)  If the 8 iron is slicing, the 7 will probably slice worse.  And once you figure out how to tame the 8 iron slice, you're on the road to fixing the 7, etc.

 

Have you talked to your local pro?  Sometimes the price of a lesson(s) is lower than the time and frustration (and range fee many places) required to work it out yourself.  Beyond that, think about your swing plane, that's where my slice lurks waiting to rear it's ugly head when I get sloppy and start coming over the top.  Videoing yourself can really help too.

post #4 of 8

If I'm working on a swing change, I will usually start with my PW until I'm comfortable with that.  Then I'll go to my 7i, 5i, 3h, driver.  Grooving a swing change with just your 8i could create problems you're not aware of with your longer clubs. 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks for the input.

i guess ill just go see a pro to make things easy :)

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by moonducks View Post

Hey,

 

I've been having some problems with consistency and slicing:

My 8 iron is about 130-140 yards but I tend to slice very often and far.

 

Would practicing with only one iron to improve consistency and prevent slicing be good?

 

on a side note: i tend to slice less when i lift the angle of my swing plane at the top of my swing- how much does this affect slicing?

 

Thanks!


Take a glove and put it in your right arm pit and hold it throughout your swing. Consistency will take practice no matter what club you use.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post


Take a glove and put it in your right arm pit and hold it throughout your swing. Consistency will take practice no matter what club you use.

 

will definitely try this out

 

can you give me what this is supposed to do?

im guessing it will help fix my swing plane?

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Originally Posted by moonducks View Post

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post


Take a glove and put it in your right arm pit and hold it throughout your swing. Consistency will take practice no matter what club you use.

 

will definitely try this out

 

can you give me what this is supposed to do?

im guessing it will help fix my swing plane?


Help you from swinging over the top if you are letting your right arm getting away from your body. Assuming you are a right handed golfer. There are many other reasons too, post your swing.

 
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