This tip sent in by
Scott Phillips of Birmingham, England, UK (3/31/05)
Weight shift will really help you get rid a slice. For those
golfer who suffer with flare slices (ball starts on target then spins off to the
right), I suspect that they are hanging back after impact. Here is a drill that
could be used in your own house to show you how weight shift will help you
square the clubface. Pick up a club, slowly swing to the top and pause. Slowly
swing down, making sure to leave all your weight on the right side (you could
lift your left foot off the ground) and try and cross your forearms. Then do it
when shifting your weight onto the left foot. You'll see that when you shift
your weight, its easier to cross your forearms, therefore easier to square the
and on 7/5/2006 Scott added...
This is an easy way to eradicate a slice and start hitting draws. When
practicing, put a headcover just above your target line about an inch behind the
ball (Make sure you give yourself room to hit the ball). Make a swing ensuring
that you do not make contact with the headcover. If you do it correctly, you
simply cannot cut across the ball and therefore significantly reduces the chance
of hitting a slice.
It should look like this.
Ball Target Line