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Bad Slice Correction

Problem

You are slicing the ball off of the tee box and cannot correct it by swinging more around the ball. However, this only causes the ball slice even worse or you hook the ball instead.

Cure

Odds are, you are probably better with your irons than your woods and driver. This is because you are likely to have a very steep swing. When you try to correct the swing in combination with your steep swing path, you could end up leaning your body as you cut across the ball for a wicked slice or you over swing around to hook it.

Therapy

You might be forgetting to extend and rotate your forearms towards the target as you approach impact. An important step to keep your drives straight is to focus on keeping your trailing shoulder down, almost as if you are trying to point it towards the ball. Start doing this before you rotate the clubhead into the impact zone.

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