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Question on Diagnosing Problems:

How can I stop slicing the driver?
--Steve V. from Berwick, PA

Hi Steve. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm excited to get to help you with your game.

If you are hitting a true slice it is caused by swinging across your target line through impact (outside to inside) with an open face. This causes the ball to of course start to the left of your target and then curve back to the right (if you are right handed).

Many things can cause the club to swing from outside to inside. Some of the most common causes are:

1) Swinging over the top of the shaft plane
2) A reverse weight shift
3) Hanging back or falling back
4) Casting or releasing early

Without seeing your swing it's difficult to say exactly what you may be doing. If you send your swing in for analysis I can determine that for you in a quick second. In the meantime I think we should start by focusing on getting your swing to come down to the inside of the ball. Normally drills are reserved for our Pro subscribers, but Steve I'm going to give you a couple free samples here to try.

Dropping Drill :
Dropping Drill

Back to the Target:
Back to the Target

If you do these correctly you will be attacking the ball from an inside angle of attack which will help produce a straight ball or a draw. Then it's all down to making sure you square up the club face. Give them a try and let me know how it goes.
Thanks!

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