You Can Use This Common Kitchen Tool to Fix Your Slice

Friday August 26th, 2016
Set the tongs open at address, then close them as you start your arms back. This will square the face.
Preston Mack

THE PROBLEM

You slice. Why? If you're like most weekend players, you "roll" your hands to the right as you start the club back. This move feels smooth, but it rotates the clubface wide open, setting you up for a card-killing banana ball.

THE SOLUTION

As you start your backswing, apply downward pressure from your left thumb to the top of the grip. That will keep your hands from over-rotating.

To get the right feel, make practice takeaways while holding a pair of kitchen tongs in your left hand. Set the tongs open at address, and as you start back, close them by pushing down with your left thumb.

Try a few "swings" with both hands on the tongs, then repeat the same feel with a club.

Presto! No more slice.

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