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Let me start by saying I suck, play casual, shoot 50 for 9. usually only play 9.

I golf with a good friend that always hits to the right.
dead right, right off the club face, with a slice right.
No matter what he tries 95% of the time it goes right.
Is there anything you can suggest without seeing his stroke?
I really want to make this game more enjoyable for him.
Thanks.
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What you describe is a push slice, inside out swingpath and open clubface at impact. Without much more information - did he ever try a stronger grip and making sure that is wrist is not cupped at impact?
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Let me start by saying I suck, play casual, shoot 50 for 9. usually only play 9.

I'd suggest going to the range with him and a list of slice remedies. Have him try them one at a time. If he's a friend of yours it's worth a try. And take a video camera with you to record the differences.

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What you describe is a push slice, inside out swingpath and open clubface at impact. Without much more information - did he ever try a stronger grip and making sure that is wrist is not cupped at impact?

I'd imagine that anybody who always hits the ball like that probably doesn't understand "wrist cupped at impact". The stronger grip suggestion is a good one siince that's fairly easy to comprehend.

I'd recommend lessons or at least a subscription to one of the golf mags out there since they do a pretty good job of giving non-technical & visual swing instruction for people who don't understand fundamental swing mechanics. There's a number of suggestions & tips they give that might not be great for the experienced golfer, but they'll probably be an improvement over what he's doing now.
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If he hits dead right and still slices, he got the face wide open at impact (causing the ball to start right) and his swing path may be on plane or over the top (causing ball to curve right). Hard to say on swing path without seeing his ball flight. Could be that he's on plane but just with an open face.

Lots of things can cause this. Does he have a left arm chicken wing? Is his head moving toward the target on his downswing? Too weak of a grip?
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I like the firm grip idea, should be easy to relay.
how about cupped hands?

I too think the club is wide open.

I have had him try 100 things, I think he tries to change his swing, it is just the same every time.

I mean if he has the same result ever time, he must be doing the same thing.
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I like the firm grip idea, should be easy to relay.

That's why video is such a great tool, some folks learn better with visuals. He needs to see what his body is doing and then he can try and change it.

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What you describe is a push slice, inside out swingpath and open clubface at impact. Without much more information - did he ever try a stronger grip and making sure that is wrist is not cupped at impact?

Can you explain the cupped wrist. As someone who fights this I can say that it's extremely frustrating. I'll go 5 or 6 holes driving the ball straight down the center and the I'll lose it. It really feels like I'm making the same swing but the ball is slicing like crazy. HELP!

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This is more a quick fix so he doesn't injure someone or destroy property. When on the tee, point the logo of the golf ball up at his right shoulder. Tell him to hit outward and almost into the ground at the logo. If he smothers it, point the logo a little lower towards his waist or a little more outward.
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Can you explain the cupped wrist. As someone who fights this I can say that it's extremely frustrating. I'll go 5 or 6 holes driving the ball straight down the center and the I'll lose it. It really feels like I'm making the same swing but the ball is slicing like crazy. HELP!

Just wanted to give a bump because I don't understand what a cupped wrist is. Any help?

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Just wanted to give a bump because I don't understand what a cupped wrist is. Any help?

Nazi salute and bend your fingers towards your head= cupped wrist

Bowed wrist = gay wrist easy!
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I'd imagine that anybody who always hits the ball like that probably doesn't understand "wrist cupped at impact". The stronger grip suggestion is a good one since that's fairly easy to comprehend.

Couldn't have said it better,mags give good tips for this situation and help explain the swing somewhat.

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Just wanted to give a bump because I don't understand what a cupped wrist is. Any help?

Basically dragging his hands through the hitting zone without 'turning them over' to square the clubface. The good news is that this is the feeling your friend will want (to a lesser extent) when trying to hit a fade after he improves to that point.

The other tip you could try is to tell him to finish his backswing with his hands as low as possible. It's almost impossible to finish with low hands and not turn your wrists over (unless the guy is a contortionist or something or totally pulls himself off balance).
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I had a golf buddy back in the day (wound golf balls and wooden woods) who hit banana slices off the tee so badly we could only play courses that had an open fairway on the right. OB right? Forget it. From 100 yards in though, his all arms swing was deadly. A good putter too - too good - gave him just enough confidence to not take lessons for his horrid driving.
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