Zach6668, on Saturday, April 7th, 2012, 11:19 AM, said:
Yeah, you're slicing it. Every golfer ever does that when they first start.Could be a bunch of things. The club face not being square is one, the other is you're coming across the ball from the outside. Try to imagine the club head coming in a straight line, parallel to your feet. A slice is caused by it coming from outside to in (ie, coming across the ball). Take a few practice swings focusing on figuring out the path of your club head and then try to get a feel for coming in a bit straighter.If you want another way to visualize it, think about the spin that is put on the ball when you come across it... it creates side spin, and that's what creates the slice. So you want to hit it straight forward and put no side spin on it, of course.The thing about slicing the ball like that, is it also just rapes your distance. It doesn't go nearly as far when you're slicing it. I spent like 2 seasons just aiming way to the right because I couldn't fix my slice when I was younger.
Makes sense, thank you, I'll try that. I might hit up the driving range early tmw morning before the gym to try that. I didn't know there was three golf courses just across the Champlain Bridge in Quebec like 45 seconds behind my place. So sick. Something else I noticed too, atleast between my friends is how underrated chipping is. Might just be between me and my 3 friends, not sure if it relates to other people. None of us are mediocre, we all suck, nobody is clearly better then the others though. The one girl though, she couldn't drive it as well as the rest of us, but she could chip it from the fringe or within like 40 yards form the green so much better then us. And it made a huge difference. Her chip shots would always be like within 7 ft of the hole, and be like 2 putting at worst. While the rest of us rarely hit it that close to the hole on our chips, and would 2 putt at best, usually 3 or 4 putting because we suck balls.