How to Fix a Slice with Your Driver
See How to Hit a Draw with Your Driver also.
The best way to fix your slice with your driver is to try to hit a draw. Unless you can hit a draw, you probably can't hit a straight shot.
So let's start hitting a strong draw.
1) Change Your Grip
First, let's change your grip. When you look down to see your grip, make sure you see 3 or 3 1/2 knuckles of your left hand. Also, rotate your right hand to the right to match your left hand.
For more details about grip, see grip.
2) Pick Your Target
This is the point that you want your ball to land.
3) Pick Your Aim Line
The draw shot is the shot that turns from right to left. So you need to start the ball right of your target.
I want you to hit a big draw, so your aim line should be 30 to 50 yards right of your target.
4) Alignment and Ball Position
Make sure your stand square to your aim line. Your feet, shoulders and knees should be parallel to your aim line.
Your ball should be in line with your left heel or a ball-length or two right of that spot to hit a draw.
5) Tee Height and Clubface Angle
The higher your tee height is, the easier it gets to hit a draw. So tee it up as high as you can. You can also use the extra-long tee.
When you set up to hit the shot, hover the driver head above the ground just behind the ball. There are pros that set up like this, and I think it will make things simpler.
As you set up to the ball, you can aim your clubface at the aim line or at the target. If you point your clubface at the target, rotate your clubface to the left first and then grip the club.
If you grip your club first and then turn it left, the clubface will open at impact. So make sure you rotate your clubface to the left and then grip the club.
6) Ball Flight
Before taking your club back, try to form the mental picture of the shot that flies toward the aim line and then starts to curve to the left.
Try to see the shot in your mind at least twice before taking the club back.
This is very important. If you can't see it in your mind, there is a very little chance that you can execute it. So try to see it in your mind first.
7) Backswing & Downswing
After seeing the shot in your mind, take your club back slowly. During the backswing and the downswing, the only thing I want you to think about is the shot that you saw in your mind before starting your backswing.
Don't worry about hitting it solid or hitting it far. Focus on the imaginary shot or ball flight in your mind.
A little before impact, I want you to make sure your clubface is looking left of your aim line.
If you are able to do this, the shot will curve to the left (draw). If you can't do this, go back and check your grip again. Make sure you have a strong grip.
Another reason why you can't do this might be in your swing speed. You might be swinging too fast. So slow down.
Slow it down until you are able to close the clubface at impact.
9) Follow Through
Don't worry about taking your follow through. Instead, try to limit your follow through.
Instead of worrying about your follow through, focus on your clubface angle at impact.
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