How To Fix a Hook or a Slice in Golf

This will be a quick golf tip on how to fix a hook or a slice. One of the most annoying problems golfers face is not being able to hit the ball straight. When the ball is hit in a such a way that it spins on the horizontal plane the ball will end up curving to the left or to the right. On special occasions this might be useful to go around obstacles or when the fairway curves in the same fashion but most players can’t control their hook or slice which means they have trouble staying on the fairway.

The ball spin can be caused by a multitude of different reasons ranging from your stance to your grip. The direction of the spin will either cause a hook or a slice. If you’re right handed and the ball curves away from you to the right then you’re slicing. If it’s going to the left then you’re hooking. This is opposite for lefties.

Now here’s the tip I have for you. Instead of trying to fix your slice, try to learn how to hook! Do the opposite if you have a problem with hooking. This might sound counter-intuitive but it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. If you have a problem because you make the ball spin in one direction, learn how to make it spin in the other direction. Once you understand the difference in the movement you can adjust and learn how to hit the ball straight!

If you think you need more help with your golf swing consider The Simple Golf Swing training aid. If you’re left handed make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to get the left-handed version.

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