Golf Tip – Slicers Grip

November 26, 2015 Posted by Matt

Beware of the slicers grip.  Many teaching professionals can tell if a player will slice the ball by simply looking at the player’s grip, without ever watching one swing.  The grip is vital to getting the clubface square at impact.  Most players who slice will have their left thumb directly on top of the handle, so it points straight down the shaft.  This type of grip will not allow the face of the club to close at impact, and the open clubface will create a banana ball.  Place your left thumb so it is off to the right of the handle, allowing you to see two knuckles when you look down.  This move is called strengthening your grip (see strong grip below).  It will allow you to square up the clubface at impact and get rid of that slice!

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