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Drives going straight, then curving right.

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On 7/5/2011 at 5:58 AM, MrElculver2424 said:

First I want to make clear...I am NOT slicing the ball! It's not starting out right and going further right.

 

I hit my drives about 200 yards...they go perfectly straight the first 125 yards and then curve right the last 75 yards. It wasn't windy. Every single one did the same thing and I have no idea why.

 

Again, this is NOT a slice, so do not give me tips on how to fix a slice.

 

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and what I can do about it?

Like many others on here I have fought the slice plenty in my time playing. In fact if it wasn't for that horrible shot once or twice a round my handicap would be lower. What I have found to help is like others have said strengthen the grip and I try and think that I'm trying to hit it to right field. I like to feel as if I'm swinging to the right of my target and I feel like it helps me from coming so far from the outside. Lots of people have great advice on here just have to figure out what works for you... good look in at least making that shot more manageable.

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On 5/5/2015 at 0:56 PM, mvmac said:

 

Did you read this?

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/ball_flight_laws

 

Example of open to the path but not open (or right) of the target. Ball will start just left of the target and curve right.

Face: 2 left

Path: 7 left

 

Most slicers have their face left of the target at impact.

Exactly right! Slicers are outside in, or throwing it over the top from the get go. Then, they try to correct the problem by doing that even more trying to "yank" the ball back into the fairway!

I had a buddy of mine who was battling a slice tell me this was exactly what he was doing! I told him all he was doing was making his problem worse!

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Been fighting the slice since starting five years ago, tried a few things, moving back foot two or three inches further back, (perpendicular), moving the ball back a little, stronger grip, helped a little

This year decided to try something different. lining up a little outside of my target path, and really concentrating on starting my driver/wood swing with my hips, way exaggerated. So far so good. It feels like its  forcing my hands to drop into the slot before swinging, flattening out the swing a little, forcing an in to out swing, in my lefty case I'm swinging to 11 o'clock.

and realising I am not Dustin Johnson (pick your power hitter). Just a nice smooth swing, ball in the fairway, find it and hit it again. I can even call it a fade now. Even at 185 yards, it will be in the fairway not 150 yards out and 35 yards left in the bush. I don't have the physique , strength or flexibility to be a power hitter.  I am going to improve hcp through reduction of doubles and triples, not one birdie per round. 

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