I have a swing thought that I would like some comments on when it comes to slicing my driver. Any comments appreciated (including you are talking nonsense haha)
I am having an issue with my driver (don’t we all) that seems like it is fairly common – the dreaded slice! Half of the shots I would normally hit with my driver fly dead straight however every other shot will result in a ball flight that is dead straight for say, 50-100 yards, and then the last two thirds of the flight will see the ball slicing to the right. All of my irons will fly straight as well as my fairway woods however my driver is giving me a huge problem. My golf pro has remarked on previous lessons that I have a golf swing that is ‘on plane’, hence nice straight shots with a slight draw shape to them naturally. For my drives I have tried a stronger grip and having my alignment looked at, which my shoulders were open by the way when using a driver – now fixed which results in a lesser slice, but still a slice nonetheless. I am having a lesson towards the end of this week but I would like some comments on a swing theory as to why I may be having so much trouble with this club.
If my swing is ‘on-plane’ or slightly in to out naturally it is highly likely that my swing would be the same for my driver than all other clubs. I certainly don’t feel that I swing any differently and indeed any videos that I have taken show similar swing characteristics. However, as I am hitting the ball on the upswing, could it be assumed that my swing at the ‘point of impact’ is out-to-in as the club would naturally swing left on the upswing? If this is correct, and if I hit the ball with a square club face in relation to my target with an out-to-in swing path in relation to my target at the time of impact, is it conceivable that my ball will start straight (85% of the initial ball path in relation to club face orientation) and then curve right due to the swing pointing left of my desired target? In this case, should I align my body further right with my club face pointing at target to counteract?
I am getting a lesson with trackman at the end of this week which will no doubt tell me exactly what is happening but could the above possibly be conceivable considering all the advice on here is “you have an out to in swing path” which may be incorrect in a global swing sense? Any thoughts?
PS. I’m a righty haha