by David Nevogt, Author of the Nr. 1 Internet Golf
Simple Golf Swing"
Here's a really good tip that may help you to get
rid of your slice. Best of all, it's really pretty
simple once you get the hang of it, and understand
why it's being used. The problem is that it's kind
of hard to explain, so please bear with me.
Chances are that you have battled with a slice at
some point in your golfing days. To be completely
direct with you, dealing with a slice really sucks.
It hurts your golf game in many more ways than one.
Luckily, it's fairly easy to fix. I cannot claim
that this small tip will completely cure your slice,
but there's a good chance that it will. I hope it
When you come into the impact zone, there are really
only 2 factors that can determine the "shape" of
1. The angle of the club face at impact.
2. The Path the club is taking at impact.
Really not that tough to understand. The tough part
is explaining how to correct it, and keeping this
e-mail short at the same time.
Anyway, here's a few things your should concentrate
Try to keep your leading shoulder "down" on the ball
through impact. This is called staying strong
through impact. Lots of times the leading shoulder (left
shoulder if right handed) flies up before impact.
Now just for a minute, think about what that does to
the club head when it's in the impact zone.
Golf is all about thinking and analyzing your shots
to get better. A huge part of this game is
understanding "why" you're getting a certain result,
and the physics behind that result. Thinking through
your golf swing will provide huge dividends if
you're willing to invest the time it takes.
Get up from the computer and actually go though the
motions slowly. Let your leading shoulder fly up as
you approach impact and you'll actually be able feel
and see the clubface coming from an outside-in path.
That causes a slice every time.
So what can you do to correct it? Well, for starters,
try to learn to keep your leading shoulder strong.
Keep that shoulder "Down" on the ball all the way
through impact, even after the ball is gone and
flying straight down the fairway. Here's an
illustration of what I'm talking about.
you can see, the leading shoulder is still down. The
triangle is still there. Most importantly, my body
has NOT gotten ahead of my hands. This is a HUGE
distinction. As you may notice, the left shoulder is
actually highewr than the right shoulder. So what do
I mean when I say "leading shoulder down"?
You have to envision yourself from the back looking
down on the ball. When I say "down", I mean that the
leading shoulder and chest is still facing the ball
So even though it may seem like the leading shoulder
is higher than the trailing shoulder, it's still
facing the ball at impact. NOT TOWARDS THIRD BASE in
comparison to the ball. That would mean that you
have let the leading shoulder fly up.
Hand action is huge in this game. You must learn to
release your hands correctly through the ball.
Meaning that you release the hands while the leading
shoulder is still "down", or facing the ball.
If you are currently playing with the conventional
swing method, it's really easy to let your body get
ahead of theball. One of the many things you will
learn in "The
Simple Golf Swing" is how to avoid that trap.
Keep the leading shoulder down and let your arms
andhands release through the ball and you will see
the ball go farther and higher. This will take a
while to get used to.
The key is to let your arms release through the
ball, while your left shoulder is "Down" on the
ball. To do this you will need to rotate your
forearms correctly, and use yourleading ELBOW (not
shoulder) as a hinge. So another way to explain this
movement would be that your hands are still moving
towards the target, but your leading elbow has
hate to admit it, but I really like quick fixes.
You've just read one of them.
Another one would be to initiate the downswing with
your arms. I'm sure that's the exact opposite of
what you've heard before. Starting the downswing
with the arms is a tough this to do.
You want to go the maximum possible distance. So
subconsciously, many people have the problem of
letting their body get way ahead of their hands.
That's the number on slice-producing move among
golfers today. It's probably the toughest one to
fix, because when you're at the top of your
backswing, all you can think about it crushing the
Instead of thinking maximum distance, think minimize
slice. Start the downswing with your arms. Get to
the top of your backswing, and then the first move
should be with the arms. Put this move together with
keeping the leading shoulder down, and it will do
wonders for both your woods and your irons.
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