Dropping Your Right Shoulder on the Downswing
Some teachers will tell you that dropping your right shoulder on the downswing is causing you to slice the ball.
This is partly true.
But you are going to have to have your right shoulder lower than your left through downswing to impact because you have our right hand lower on the grip.
Take a look at pros' swing pictures, all of them have their right shoulder lower than left through impact.
So I probably don't ask you to fix the downswing itself when I see you drop your right shoulder.
But I will ask you to check your address position instead.
Why the Clubface Opens
Let's try this.
1) Grip your club with your shoulders level with the ground. Hold your club above the ground
2) Now, drop your right shoulder
You will see that when you drop your right shoulder, the clubface opens.
This is how you hit a slice.
To prevent this, lower your right shoulder at address so that when your right shoulder drops on the downswing, the clubface does not open.
Watch PGA Tours pros, unless they are hitting a slice or face, their right shoulder is lower than left at address.
You should do the same.
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