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slice, easily. I've been battling a hook all year, a nasty one, and you simply can not play with it. I at least feel like I could possibly control a slice.

I think a hook and slice result from two very similar swings - both over the top.

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You can talk to a slice but a hook won't listen :D During a round I seem to be able to straighten out a hook quicker than a slice but for overall scoring.. Hook is the devil. Trees don't stop it most of the time

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I'd say slice. I alternately slice and hook my driver, woods, hybrid, and long irons, but with my mid and short irons, I never hit it very far right. I can still hook the ball left, but to the right all I get are gentle push-fades. This leads me to believe that with the shorter clubs, my "slice" swing has less effect than my "hook" swing; that a slice just doesn't hurt as much as a hook with a highly lofted face. So therefore I'd choose slice.

-Andrew

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I think a hook and slice result from two very similar swings - both over the top.

No. Read up on the ball flight laws.

My answer is a hook. I'm always more comfortable just opening up my stance than closing it. But, well, that answer is forced because I know what causes each so I'd never be forced to "battle" with one for long.

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hook for sure

my swing is closer to being good when i play a bit of a draw
when im slicing the ball, my timing and everything is wrong and its tough to get out of it (for me anyways)

when i can stand on the tee box, and play a nice little baby draw......dreams come true

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I battled a slice all season and seem to have developed a hook now

Same here. Once I fixed my slice a couple of years ago, I started to hit a horrible hook on mishits.

When I intentionally try to hit a slice, the ball goes straight. Ugh. Dan

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Hook. Easier for me to fix and I'm probably hitting better shots than if I were slicing.

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It depends. Is it random or always there with every drive? I could eventually learn to play for a slice but a hook is usually dead. I play for a draw right now and starting the ball on the left side of the course would take some adjustment.

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Are we talking a hook or a duck hook? I was flighting a slice last year. Seemed like the more I tried to compensate to "play it" - the worse it got. So I took a few lessons to fix it. This year, whenever I miss hit it, my miss is usually a hook. I seem to be in better/more salvagable positions with the result of a hook than I was with my slice. With my slice I was loosing a lot of distance and typically playing from another fairway. When I hook it, I seem to get more distance and find that I'm perhaps just in the tree line. But again...it all depends on the severity of the slice or hook.

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Hook. Partially because I hate the look of a high slice that just keeps drifting and drifting and drifting. At least with a hook it's done and over with. The other reason is because I don't want to be in the 90+% of golfers who slice the ball.

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I have a natural draw, but when it all goes south it becomes a hook. If I was going to battle one or the other I'd pick battling a slice. Most courses I play seem to be more forgiving for a left to right player.

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Hook. B/C generally it is from a more sound swing than slice.

I already have a natural draw that turns into a quacker once in blue moon.

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