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I've been slicing my driver for a few months now and it is starting to ruin my confidence and the rest of my game. I've tried changing my grip, different ball positions, different stances and different club paths but I still seem to slice 100% of my drives. Any suggestions?

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Possibility you are bringing your club back too far,  chicken winging, coming from the outside, not turning your wrists over, face is too open on set up....would be easier to diagnose with a vid of your swing from down the line and face view.

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Originally Posted by Made 2 Taylor

Possibility you are bringing your club back too far,  chicken winging, coming from the outside, not turning your wrists over, face is too open on set up....would be easier to diagnose with a vid of your swing from down the line and face view.



Whenever I try and turn my wrist over I end up pulling the drive but it is perfectly straight.

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Try choking down about an inch or so on the grip. The drivers we buy off the rack are longer than most tour pros. Choking down has really helped keep my slice at bay. That and closing my shoulders a bit at address.

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What helped me this year for my slice is moving my right thumb (I'm a lefty) well left on the grip.  It's a much stronger grip then I used to use and it helps me use my wrists more in my swing to close to club face, that plus choking down on the grip and having a slower smoother swing has really helped me straighten out my drives.

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Originally Posted by TheSavage

Try choking down about an inch or so on the grip. The drivers we buy off the rack are longer than most tour pros. Choking down has really helped keep my slice at bay. That and closing my shoulders a bit at address.



Well i'm using my dads old Ping G5 so the size could be a factor.

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Originally Posted by spidermanning

What helped me this year for my slice is moving my right thumb (I'm a lefty) well left on the grip.  It's a much stronger grip then I used to use and it helps me use my wrists more in my swing to close to club face, that plus choking down on the grip and having a slower smoother swing has really helped me straighten out my drives.



I'll give this a try later! Thanks

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slightly close the club face & look into the Stack & Tilt stuff - tons of online video's ... it's made to help slicers (helped me !)

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My miss with my driver used to be a slice, and I've worked for the last couple years on flattening out my swing plane and keeping my right elbow closer to my body (not "chicken winging"). Now my usual shot is a little push-draw and probably 20 yards longer than it used to be. If I miss, it's a straight push that I think is caused by my head moving forward in the downswing. If I start getting that shot, I'll imagine a wall against my left ear and focus on staying balanced through the finish. YMMV.

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If you're a righty, move your left thumb more to the right -- for a stronger grip.

Gripping down should help -- the bigger heads are more difficult to close and gripping down makes the grip smaller and thus easier to close up. Play around with these first 2 suggestions.

Another thing is that people try to hit the driver too hard, causing the shoulders to start "coming out" from the top -- the old over the top swing. Remember to start down with a sequence -- stepping down on the front foot, sliding the hips forward before turning them (the stomping on the front foot should help), and that action naturally brings the club down without doing much -- just remember this if you want to hit the ball straight -- keep your back to the ball for as long as possible -- that will help a lot, and not only for the driver.

The problem with the driver and fairways is that one feels you need to exert a lot of effort and that throws your swing off -- take it easy and let your lower body and club do the work.

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Where is the ball starting?  If its starting straight or to the left and then going to the right your face and grip isn't the issue and more of a path issue.  In that case you need to try to swing more from the inside

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I'm a lefty too and what helps me is to push outwards with your left arm as if you are trying to keep it straight during your swing. Obviously your right arm is the one that stays straight but by pushing downward a little bit with your left arm, it will not let the hands turn over as much. I'll find the video that I watched a couple months ago for you, one sec.
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If you slice the ball and pull the ball, you have an outside to in swing path. You will not cure that form of a slice with out fixing the swing path.

What i like to do is line up so my golf ball i am hitting is in line with a close flag or marker at the driving range. I then put a dowel down parallel to that line. I hit balls, making sure that the ball starts off right of the flag. If i am fixing the swing path, i want to see the ball go straight right. Once you got the push down, you know your swing path is good. Because a straight push is with a clubface square to the target line. For me, i then just adjust teh grip a bit to make it slightly stronger. Thats what i did, sorry to say it took me about 2 years to finally hit a push draw. Now i wasn't a range guy, i did this while just playing rounds of golf. So i probably could have done this in shorter.

One feeling i got from this was, my right hand was to weak, and i had to much grip pressure in my right hand. When i swing, i want to make sure i am returning my right hand palm going towards the target. Alot of advice is for a flat left wrist. I am not a left handed type of guy at all, i have to think with my right side to swing good. I got this feeling were i feel the hing in my right wrist, and its kinda like you want to skip a rock aross the lake, down a straight line. you got to hold that angle and flick your wrist. I try to hold that angle in my right wrist and let the extension carry me through impact.

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Originally Posted by saevel25

If you slice the ball and pull the ball, you have an outside to in swing path. You will not cure that form of a slice with out fixing the swing path.

What i like to do is line up so my golf ball i am hitting is in line with a close flag or marker at the driving range. I then put a dowel down parallel to that line. I hit balls, making sure that the ball starts off right of the flag. If i am fixing the swing path, i want to see the ball go straight right. Once you got the push down, you know your swing path is good. Because a straight push is with a clubface square to the target line. For me, i then just adjust teh grip a bit to make it slightly stronger. Thats what i did, sorry to say it took me about 2 years to finally hit a push draw. Now i wasn't a range guy, i did this while just playing rounds of golf. So i probably could have done this in shorter.

One feeling i got from this was, my right hand was to weak, and i had to much grip pressure in my right hand. When i swing, i want to make sure i am returning my right hand palm going towards the target. Alot of advice is for a flat left wrist. I am not a left handed type of guy at all, i have to think with my right side to swing good. I got this feeling were i feel the hing in my right wrist, and its kinda like you want to skip a rock aross the lake, down a straight line. you got to hold that angle and flick your wrist. I try to hold that angle in my right wrist and let the extension carry me through impact.


This is good advise, you are "coming over the top"  you need to get inside.

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Originally Posted by oO J4M3S Oo

Whenever I try and turn my wrist over I end up pulling the drive but it is perfectly straight.


Recognize this very much. What helped for me is focussing on a flat wrist in the back swing and also
,feeling wise, focussing on keeping the club on a straight path in the backswing and the follow through.

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When you roll your wrists and the ball goes left its because you swung outside (over plane), your target line with a closed face. This is the sister miss to a slice. To get your ball to go out straight go left, or stay straight, you need to swing the club from the inside. what i would do is take a 6 or 7 iron and go to the range and practice punch shots with a very closed stance so that you can get the feeling of swinging from the inside. you should also make sure that you get your shoulders square, or maybe even a little right of the target line, this will make it much easier to swing the club from the inside. once you start hitting the ball with a draw on the punch shots, progress to full shots, and then try it with the driver, it may still go a little right if you leave the face open, but it certainly wont slice, and it will be a much more powerfull shot. i hope this helps!

Originally Posted by oO J4M3S Oo

Whenever I try and turn my wrist over I end up pulling the drive but it is perfectly straight.



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