Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How To Fix That Slice Golf Swing

It happens to the best and worse golf players, and has ruined many a game. This game killer is widespread through all the ranks from beginners to experts and is known as a slice. In fact, the slice is one of the most commonplace swing errors in the game of golf. Mainly, the slice golf swing is attributed to an open face impact which will most likely curve your shot out to the right. The good news is with a few adjustments and quick tips it is possible to eliminate that dreaded slice out of your golf game.

The precision of your downswing has a big effect on whether you will nail that perfect shot, or end up with a miserable slice. When you slice the ball, it usually occurs when your right shoulder moves forward as you downswing and this causes the shaft of the club beyond the target line. This movement forces it to cut across your ball which propels it into that right curve. Try to drop your arms before or as you progress through your downswing. If you are successful, than your right shoulder will be in its correct position allowing it to go down and under, instead of being over or moving forward. I have found it helpful that as I begin my downswing, I focus on my club, hands, and arms dropping right away. Another quick fix is to examine your grip. Many people have found that the root problem of slices are originating from their left hand being in a weak position. Simply strengthen your grip and start seeing results!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ProTip for the Weekend: Focus on your Footwork

Having improved footwork will most definitely help the player control where their swing bottoms out which is essential for making good contact with the ball.

Given how quickly a golf swing happens, it is incredibly difficult to know exactly what you're feet are up to when you hit the ball. But it's not about what's happening during the swing, it's what happens at the end of your swing that you should be most concerned with. The ideal position for a strong swing is for your back foot to be entirely on it's toes, with the bottom of the foot facing away from the direction of the swing. Focus on attaining this finishing position, and you are guaranteed to make a complete turn through the ball with your hips, this way all of weight will end up on your front foot.

The best way to think of the whole thing is to think of the tip of your foot as a balancing point for the entire swing, and this purpose is the only one this stance should serve you. It is very difficult to impersonate good footwork, so if a person can achieve a good footwork by using this practice, you can move the bottom of your swing arc forward to hit a more consistent spot on the ball. As soon as you can start compressing the ball better at impact, you will definitely be able to hit the ball longer, more accurately and be able to do it more often.

At the Manatee Golf Superstore, we can help you improve your swing and learn this ProTip with our in-house golf simulator and professionally trained staff. We proudly serve the Sarasota and Bradenton area(s) and offer a complimentary golf club fitting in our state of the art in-house golf simulator. We also offer a wide variety of Men's and Women's golf equipment and apparel and even offer re-gripping services while you shop!