Delo’s Divots: Use your forearms to eliminate slice

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There are as many cures for stopping the slice as there are
cures to the common cold. They all work if done properly.
There are as many cures for stopping the slice as there are cures to the common cold. They all work if done properly.

Often times, a slice is caused by a combination of bad habits. However, the main item that causes a slice is the club face is open at impact, and thus the ball rolls off the club face with sidespin and not backspin.

To help cure the club face position it is important that you release the club head through impact. The release is the crossing over of the wrists and forearms during impact and through your follow-through.

One tip that I try to pass along to slicer’s, pertaining to the release through impact, is try to get the inside of your forearms to touch. If that happens, the club face will close right along with it and help prevent a slice.

If you are wearing a watch on your left wrist, you should have contact with the back of the watch and the inside of your right forearm when doing this correctly.

Don DeLorenzo is a PGA-certified instructor at Gilroy Golf Course. To schedule a lesson with Don, call Gilroy GC at (408) 848-0490.

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