Welcome back to our 7 Day Slice Eliminator series! If you are trying to fix your slice, you came to the right place.
In case you missed the first 2 lessons, you can go back and see those here:
In today’s lesson we are going to be talking about your grip.
You’ve probably heard the terms “strong” and “weak” used when talking about the grip. This is a pretty basic concept, but it’s so critical in determining your club face angle that it’s worth reviewing… even if you think you have it down.
There are 2 ways to measure how strong your grip is.
The first is by looking at the “Vs” formed between the thumb and index finger of each hand.
If you are trying to fix your slice, you want to turn your hands so the “Vs” point towards your back shoulder when you address the ball.
A good way to do this is to stand in front of a mirror and simply practice gripping the club as if you are about to hit a shot. If you’ve been playing with a weak grip, this will take some time to feel natural, so the more you repeat it, the faster you can start to fix your slice.
The second way to measure the strength of your grip is to look at your left hand when you address the ball (your right hand if you are a lefty). You should be able to see 2 1/2 – 3 of the knuckles on your left hand… if you see less, your grip is probably too weak.
This is a great way to keep tabs on your grip when you are out on the course and don’t have access to a mirror.
Give it a watch and check back soon for Day 4 of our Fix Your Slice series!