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Best Golf Tips: How to stop slicing your driver using the HEADCOVER DRILL

Hitting a slice with your driver is one of the most annoying but easiest mistakes to make in golf.

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Fri, 22 Oct 2021

Best Golf Tips: How to stop slicing your driver using the HEADCOVER DRILL

If you can perfect your long game and find fairways from off the tee box, the game of golf becomes a lot easier and you can shoot better scores.

But if it is not on point, it is arguably the most destructive part of golf. Wayward tee shots and losing balls make it impossible for you to get your handicap cut and take the money from your friends.

Slicing your driver is one of the most common mistakes a golfer can make. Opening the clubface and letting your hands go is easily done with the big stick.

If you slice your drive, this means your clubhead has come from out to in and this causes you to cut across the ball and spin it to the right in the air.

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In order to counteract this and swing your driver from in to out, you can try this simple drill by placing a headcover next to your ball.

Place the headcover to the right of your ball. As you swing back and down, you should avoid hitting the headcover with the clubface and coming over the top of your shot.

If you avoid hitting the headcover, it is likely that you have made an in-to-out swing path. This means that you won't slice your ball and it will make the ball spin to the left.

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If you swing down and hit the headcover, this means that your clubhead is in a bad position. You have either come over the top of the ball or you have completed an out-to-in swing path.

Avoiding the headcover does not guarantee a dead straight shot as it is likely that your ball will draw, but this is a much better outcome than slicing your shot into the rough.

 

 

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