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I have a taylormade burner superfast driver with a regular flex shaft and I can't seem to ever control it it. However when I do hit good drives they are about 250 yards dead straight down the fairway but about 90% of the times either hit a push face or a terrible slice. I don't understand what's wrong. If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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There are a lot of ways you can hit a slice but the biggest things that have helped me stop slicing are to make sure your swing path is in-out and get your hips all the way through the ball. I kind of tucked my right elbow into my side on the backswing to exaggerate making an in-out path at first. I say get your hips all the way through because a lot of times i hit a push and noticed the ball went exactly in the direction was facing, about 2-3 o'clock. If my swing is in-out and I get my hips all the way through, I never push or slice the ball. 

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Originally Posted by bcr32 View Post

I have a taylormade burner superfast driver with a regular flex shaft and I can't seem to ever control it it. However when I do hit good drives they are about 250 yards dead straight down the fairway but about 90% of the times either hit a push face or a terrible slice. I don't understand what's wrong. If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Key #2 and 3 drills

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread/72#post_816439

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Originally Posted by Dakota Atkinson View Post

There are a lot of ways you can hit a slice but the biggest things that have helped me stop slicing are to make sure your swing path is in-out and get your hips all the way through the ball. I kind of tucked my right elbow into my side on the backswing to exaggerate making an in-out path at first. I say get your hips all the way through because a lot of times i hit a push and noticed the ball went exactly in the direction was facing, about 2-3 o'clock. If my swing is in-out and I get my hips all the way through, I never push or slice the ball. 

I've struggled with a slice a lot, but recently got it under much better control. I video's my swing before and after, and you can really tell why the slice got better. The shot on the left was a bad slice, the shot on the right was a few weeks later and was perfectly straight. 

 

You can see on the left how far outside the club is before striking the ball, as opposed to the view on the right where it is inside. Likewise, right after contact you can tell on the left the club is outside and moving sharply to the left, whereas the view on the right the club is still moving outside the ball after contact.

 

I'm not a great example, but I was looking at these side-by-side and thought they were good examples of the club striking at different angles.

 

 

The big keys for me were to keep my left arm straight to stay on plane and to keep my right elbow tucked like I was trying to hold a headcover to my side as I struck the ball.

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