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hey guys i was just wondering what is the best training aid out there to cure a slice? I make good contact with the ball but i cant get rid of my slice.

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hey guys i was just wondering what is the best training aid out there to cure a slice? I make good contact with the ball but i cant get rid of my slice.

Keep your right shoulder - if you're righty - lower than the left and make sure you swing from the inside out. No need for training aides ! It is the easiest thing to fix.

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the slice has been my problem for so long and i have tried so many different things and its still there, some people say there is no need for a training aid but i just cant seem to figure it out. i will try this shoulder techique though the next time i go to the range, thanks

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As soon as you "get" the inside out concept, you'll never have a slice problem again. Try swinging with your right elbow tucked in and that may force you inside out.

My PGA instructor had a great analogy for inside out: The feel is like you are at bat and aiming for center field but you are going to hit the ball to right field.

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i guess im going to have to try this shoulder thing, thanks guys, anymore info would be great. one other things is the inside-out trainer any good? (just in case i cant figure it out)

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Put a golf glove in your right arm pit. If it falls out in your backswing you are chicken winging and probably going outside. If it only falls out on your finish then you're good.

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well i just thought i'd let you guys no, i have had no luck with the glove in the armpit tip, my slice is still there, im thinking about going to a teaching pro and getting his input, what do you think?

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QUOTE : "i was just wondering what is the best training aid out there to cure a slice?"

Playing a course with plenty of OOB right !

Go get a lesson sure.Do a little research and find out from peoples experience who's any good in your area.There are plenty of Pro's out there who are very good but also plenty who arent.

Good luck.

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The Jack Nicklaus inside path is real good for teaching an inside path swing.You can set it up anywhere as you dont even have to hit balls just hit a tee in the ground.It has really helped my wife with her slice.

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well i went to the range again lastnight to work on my dreaded slice. i tried all kinds of things but i changed a few things and noticed my slice was not nearly as bad, almost perfectly striaght but still just a tad of slice. what i did and i dont know if these are correct swing techniques or not is bend my knees alot less, made my back straighter instead of bending over and most of all i went from a overlap grip to a baseball grip. i noticed my drives going a few yards further too but i still had a big slice 1 out of 4 shots. well i just wanted to know if these 3 swing changes are correct techniques?

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If it is just a "tad" of a slice does that mean it goes fairly straight but just curves a little right? If so, then that is what you'd call a "fade." This is what Tiger's normal shot is. A little fade is great, especially if you can repeat it. If you can hit that shot most of the time you're doing well. Eventually you'd like to be able to draw it too (right to left light curve) depending on the hole or shot you are playing.

If you are trying to hit a straight ball every time forget it. The most difficult shot in golf is the straight ball.

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I have managed to rid myself of a huge slice (Well 90% of the time)

I changed 2 things.

1. My grip, my grip was to strong, so i moved to a more neutral position.
2. My swing, i made my swing a lot steeper (not sure on the right term).

My slice has virtually vanished now, and instead i hit the shot with a bit of fade.

All i need to do is get my aiming sorted out lol.

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yeah i guess it is a fade, it is a very slow short moment left to right but still ends up right where i wanted it. i have no idea how to draw the ball, if you can help me out please do, im just so happy to be hitting it without the big slice, i hope i can keep it up.

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Hmm that is interesting. Usually a "strong" grip results in hooks. Where are the "V's" inbetween your thumb and forefinger pointing?

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Pretend the club is a baseball bat and swing it around your body more.

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that is exactly what i have been doing, pretending it is a baseball bat. i think the baseball grip is more comfortable for me because i played baseball for 16 years so im use to that kind of grip.

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about the Jack Nicklaus swing trainer. i looked at it at dick's sporting goods and with a $60 price tag i left it alone. instead i went to Home Depot and got some pvc pipe, fitting and pipe insulation for less than 15 bucks and made my own one lastnight. ill tell you it looks just like the real thing just not as "fancy" looking. i dont know if its the swing trainer that intimidates you to swing inside out but i only hit the bumper 1 out of 10 swings so i dont know if my swing is already inside out or outside in, I'll have to go to the range and use it there because i can only hit plastic balls in my backyard and they are not accurate.

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