Have you struggled to fix your slice and feel like you've tried everything except fishing?
Fear not, nearly every golfer struggles with slicing at one point and the driver compounds the slice even more.
To fix your slice with the driver there are three key things you need to:
- Check your spine (axis) tilt at setup
- Shallow out the club
- Release the club
Let's start with the first one because a simple setup change alone can fix your slice instantly.
Fixing your slice starts at setup. Most golfers tend to setup the exact opposite way you'd want to if you were trying NOT to hit a slice!
The key is axis tilt, you need to lean your spine away from the target between 2 and 10 degrees and this will enough to help prevent you from reverse pivoting in your backswing and shift your vertical swing plane shallower while shifting the horizontal swing plane out to the right further.
If you'd like to see this in a video explanation, click here.
If you setup without any axis tilt, your hips will tend to slide away from the target during the backswing, causing a reverse pivot which worsens your over the top move.
If your setup is good to go, the next trick to curing your driver slice is getting the club to shallow out during the downswing.
This is another area of your golf swing where you're probably doing the opposite of what the pros are doing in their swings because amateur golfers tend to move in the exact opposite direction of the pros.
What do I mean by opposite direction? This one is best visualized in this free golf instruction video.
The hand path (for right handed golfers) needs to move in a clockwise direction during the entire golf swing in order to shallow the club.
If you're swinging over the top to your dreaded sliced drives, then your hand path is literally backwards.
Now you know why tour pro swings looks so smooth and effortless and amateurs look so different - golfers who slice are literally moving in the exact opposite direction of the pros!
In order to fix your slicing with the driver, you must learn how to get the club on plane and that starts with understanding direction of movement.
Once you understand that, the club will literally automatically shallow out and be perfectly on plane.
I teach you how to do this is the 3 part Stop Slicing video series here.
There is one last key to curing your driver slice once and for all and that's learning how to release the golf club properly.
The release is the "fun" part of the golf swing, yet most golfers don't know how to release the club correctly and instead flip the club.
The release of the golf club is rotation; forearms must be allowed to rotate in order for the toe of the golf club to rotate and close the face.
In the over 10,000 in person golf lessons I've given, 90% of the students who sliced didn't allow their forearms to rotate over because they were told to rotate their bodies instead.
This is terrible advice and quite frankly hard on the spine.
Why would you rotate your entire body when you can just let your forearms rotate over like every other tour pro on the planet like I prove in this video!
So, if you hear a golf coach telling you to rotate your chest through the ball, know that that is the hardest thing you can do to your spine in the golf swing.
Your spine is in a very vulnerable position in the swing and when you combine rotation and side bend, you're setting yourself up for a disk herniation which is painful to say the least.
Just show your golf coach this video and then ask him about his understanding of how most back injuries occur in the swing.
If you really want to fix your slice, simply click here to download this FREE 3 part video series where I show you how to fix the three most common causes of sliced drives and teach you how to hit a baby draw.