How To Fix A Slice With A Driver (So Simple!)

How To Fix A Slice With A Driver (So Simple!)

Eric Cogorno here with Performance Golf Zone. Today’s video is on how to fix the slice with
your driver. Now, our goal in this video is to fix that
slice for you, basically, immediately. I need you guys to start to understand what
causes that slice and how to fix it right off the bat. Now, we have some 15-shot fixes for this slice. I want you guys fixing that slice by this
weekend. I’m talking, practice this for a full week,
slice is gone by this weekend. I need you to understand, first, what causes
the slice before we go on to how to fix it. Now, I see a lot of golfers in person who
struggle with the slice. Certainly, we work with a lot of slicers. And a lot of people come in and they come
in with all kinds of different reasons as to why they slice the ball, and no one emphasizes
the most important part, which is that the club face is open to the path. You need to understand that first. You don’t hit a slice because you’re too far
over the top. You don’t hit a slice because you hang back
on your right foot. You don’t hit a slice because your ball position’s
off or your setup’s off. You hit a slice because your club face is
open to the path. That is the most important part of this or
any video you’re going to watch on how to fix your slice. You have to understand and believe that part
first. In order for us to fix that slice and fix
it quick, we have to fix the face first. Now, how do we do that? When I take my normal setup, I need to ensure
that my grip is on the club at least neutral to slightly strong. We cannot be trying to fix a slice if I have
my grip on here in a weak position, if my left-hand grip is overly weak, if my right-hand
grip is overly weak. And we have other videos on the grip, and
there’s plenty out there that refer to those. But, we need to have that grip go from a weak
to a neutral or a strong position. You can play golf with a weak grip, but not
if we’re trying to fix the slice pattern. If you have a weaker grip, I need you to get
those hands turned clockwise on that club. From face-on, I want to see some of that logo
of the back hand. I want to see some of those knuckles. I want that V pointing at my right shoulder. I need my right hand getting in here at or
underneath here a little bit on the grip. I can’t have my right hand more on top in
this fashion. It’s not going to work for us. I need my right hand underneath. Again, I want that V on my right hand at or
towards my right shoulder. I need a stronger grip pattern. That can help ensure the beginning parts of
closing a club face. That’s non-negotiable. If you’re watching this video and you’ve struggled
with a slice for years on end, you can’t play golf with that weak grip. We have to get the grip part, number one. Now, part number two, again, fixing the club
face. I need to make sure that the club face stays
square to slightly closed at two key checkpoints. Number one is during the takeaway. I need you guys to get that club face tilted
slightly down towards the ground, or even all the way towards the ground. Is that too shut? Absolutely, it is. For you who hits a slice, you need too shut. We have to close the club face down, so we
can get rid of that shot. So, I want to get a normal setup. I want to take my takeaway. I want to start to feel my left hand point
down towards the ground. My logo is pointing down to the ground. Notice how that twists that club face shut
here. I want to see that at this checkpoint. I also, in the follow-through, want to see
the same checkpoints. I want to see that the club face is tilted
down towards the ground, the back of my left hand is down towards the ground. Is that an exaggeration and does that close
the club face? Absolutely, it does. That’s the entire point here. If I can get my grip strong enough, if I can
keep my face slightly closed to square on this side halfway back and slightly closed
to square halfway through, my club face is going to be shut for sure, and I can start
to curve balls to the left. And that brings me to my next key point. To get rid of the slice we just talked about,
we need to fix the face, but your brain also needs to see a different shot pattern. We’re not looking to go from slice to right
down the middle on ball number one. On ball number one, two, three, four, five,
ten, you need to start to see something different, which is the golf ball hooking to the left. We want to see it going hard to the left in
the beginning for two reasons. One, you need to do these pieces, and your
brain needs to be convinced that they’re going to work when you go play, when you’re on the
golf course. We need to see that what I just felt there
gave me something different. That’s part number one. Part number two is, once we get this club
face closed and the ball’s curving to the left, now I have a lot of motivation. I’m going to be able to start to fix that
downswing path, obviously. A lot of you guys, during the downswing with
that face open start to get this outside-in swing path, and that doesn’t do any good for
us. We hit it shorter that way, the ball curves
even more, and I can’t fix that, though. And this is important too. You are not going to fix your over-the-top
pattern until you fix the club face. If you’re someone who has a slice and you’ve
been trying to fix your over-the-top forever and it didn’t work, it’s because your face
was too open, and it’s never going to work that way. If I have an open club face, my face is pointing
to the right of the target, the only way I can get that club face pointing at the target
and hit a functional golf shot is by swinging outside-in. If I made a good path, swung inside with my
face open, the ball’s going to go 100 yards to the right. So, now that our face is going to get shut,
now you can work all those things you did before, that were probably good, but it wouldn’t
work because of your club face. Now I can start to work that path inside-out
and straighten out the golf ball. But, first, before we do that, we need to
fix the face. We need to hit some shots to the left on purpose. This is how you fix your driver, you get rid
of that slice with your driver. I’m going to go ahead and demonstrate an exaggerated
version. I take my normal setup first. I get my grip on here, and I want my grip
to be stronger than normal. So, from a face-on perspective, my left hand
is turned towards the camera. You can see more logo, stronger grip than
normal. I’m going to get the face shut down going
back and get it shut down going through, and I want to hit it left on purpose. So, let’s give that one a shot. Grip is strong, closed, closed, hook on purpose. Good, and that’s a low hook there to the left. It’s exactly what I want to see, and I want
to do that multiple times. I want my brain to see that a lot. And now, as I continue to practice, after
I do that for a little bit… You know, I’m going to hit as many shots as
needed. You should, literally, if you do it correct,
I’m talking about, you’re fixing your slice in one golf ball. If you fix your face, it takes one swing and
nothing else. Now, part number two is, now I take that same
feel, but I’m going to get my path going more neutral, and now I can hit a golf ball that’s
going to go straight out there. I don’t need to hit it left forever, just
enough to give me motivation to swing from the inside. So now, instead of me making a swing, grip
strong, closed down, closed down, trying to hit a hook on purpose, I want to make a swing
where I do the same piece and I hit a golf ball dead straight with that. So, that would be the next part of your training. Fix the club face first. You can literally fix your slice in one golf
swing. Hit some golf balls to the left, curve it,
and then work the path after. You can fix your slice within that practice
session, definitely within this weekend. Do that first. Do not start by fixing your path. Fix your face first. Do it that way, and we’ll get rid of your
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72 thoughts on “How To Fix A Slice With A Driver (So Simple!)

  1. Want to stop slicing? Learn about the misconception of the golf swing, but that's difficult, because everyone does it!

  2. So i bought a brand new x-stiff driver because I thought i was slicing because of the shaft flex. Sure, the new shaft helps a little but it was really all my grip. Spent countless hours at a range fixing ball position, swing path, all that to no prevail, but this helped me so much more

  3. Tight grip, knuckles parallel with the shoulder pointing straight back, club goes above the neck (not around the shoulders) as you begin forward swing push your front hip forward and follow through standing up tall in balance. No need to learn the opposite of a slice to fix it.

  4. Oh god.. another fix your slice video. It’s more simple than this… 1. Never move you head. 2. It’s the same swing as a baseball hit, also same as chopping at a tree. 3. Never move your head through the swing it stays in place the whole time. Simples

  5. I slice with the drive but use the loose grip on my irons and tend to hit them very straight. Should I learn and get used to a stronger grip on the irons also? Great video thanks for the advice!

  6. Adjusted my grip and this helps sooooo much! I sliced the ball so hard at times I swore I hit a boomerang. 🤣 played trying this for a week and I’m actually drawing the ball slightly now. Very helpful! Thank you

  7. Can someone honestly answer? What does he mean by STRONGER grip? Like physically gripping with more force ? Or a larger angle on the shaft??

  8. Nice explanantion! ✌🏼I agree with you mostly, but this is still one way to fix slice. For example, how about people who don't release the club but hit "Zach Johnson"-style, with body turn? With that kind of swing, you can still hit a slice even if your grip is super-strong. So my point is that sometimes you'd need to fix the release first.

  9. For me it's either a pull hook to the left, or a slice to the right. I've wanted to light my entire bag on fire atleast 300 times

  10. Been playing golf for over 30yrs and always adjusted for my slice. Back 9s were the worst (grip), having to adjust more and more as the game went on. Made this one adjustment, hit a bucket of balls everyday for one week, and well sir, my slice is gone, and now I even have an ever so slight draw with ALL my clubs. I have had Zero slices with any club since learning this to muscle memory. This may not be the problem fix for everyone, but it’s exactly what I needed. Thank you.

  11. Correct golf swings have to do with understanding how and why they are carried out and those things are seen in golf swing secrets “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it). My irons raised 15 yards and my driver increased twenty-five after I finished reading through the tutorial for the second time. Because of these developments, I am much more confident and I am having more fun with golfing. .

  12. When I was still a beginner, I managed to achieve a slice and 150 yards by performing a regular drive. When I tried the “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it) golf swing strategies, the standard drives I strike range between 200-220 yards. Sometimes even much longer. Today, my handicap is 16 compared to when I was starting out with twenty six. Search the guide and try using it nowadays.. .

  13. What a phenomenal coaching video! I've been slicing the ball left for a while on my drives, and these tips got me shooting straight as an arrow within 3 shots! Thanks a ton!

  14. you sir gave some good tips not like those other so call teacher they talk and tips nor worth a damm great job

  15. Wow, I watched this, went immediately to the range and from ball 10 on I was crushing them in the fairway. The inside out still isn't quite natural but I am guessing that will come. Stretch good first, seemed to work some new muscles, lol!

  16. I always see tutorials with just the trainer talking about how to fix a flaw that he/she don’t have. I’d like to see an actual player that has the flaw be transformed in one of these tutorials to show how it’s done.

  17. New too golf, my first trip too the range was 95% slice and I was craving too just hit one hook!! Really looking forward to trying this out, I'm convinced it'll work!!

  18. My handicap has gone from 11 to 18 and disappearing in the last 12 months or so. Struggled to break a 100 lately. Watched this video yesterday, went to my course and played 9 holes with the grip change in mind, hit 1 slight fade, 1 intentional fade and a slight block. The rest were down the left as Eric says. Shot 38 for the 9 holes (2 over)and that included a 3 putt double on a 495 meter par 5. Keen to get back out there again today to do this again. I'll be watching more of these videos.

  19. My regular drive back when I was getting started went 150 yards by slice. After mastering these golf swing techniques “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it) Now I strike drives between two hundred and 220 yards and occasionally longer. Today, my handicap is sixteen compared to when I was beginning with 26. Get this guide today and don’t get left behind. .

  20. So what you are telling me is…I can keep my shitty golf swing that causes slices and hit straight balls just by making my grip stronger?….Hell, It may not look pretty but if I'm in the middle of the fairway – God Bless You!….I'll give it a try.

  21. Incredible video by far the most helpful golf video I’ve watched so far something so simple that none of these other guys I watched thought to tell me

  22. Incredible video by far the most helpful golf video I’ve watched so far something so simple that none of these other guys I watched thought to tell me

  23. Great video, will try it out tomorrow on the course, who's the suicide dude walking infront of your drive at the end, was looking forward to you drawing it round him.

  24. Great advice!!!! One of the most important things I've learned that has given me instant results with my slice. Thanks a million!!!

  25. Thanks so much! Just changing my grip the way you showed, made a huge difference for me! Maybe I don’t need a new driver after all lol! Currently RBZ stage 2 HL. Subscribed.

  26. After reading through the golf swing secrets “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it) and finishing it a week ago, I tried out the guide’s advices on the field. Never imagined that after playing for Thirty years, my swinging ability could still be better. In addition to that, the practice exercises also helped optimize some small but essential positions that I used to think didn’t mean much. .

  27. would like to say ive been having the worst slice problem and i had no idea how to fix it. i watched this video and tweaked my grip a little bit to have a "stronger" grip as described in the video and im now crushing them straight. cant believe how minor of a fix could correct the slice. thanks!

  28. Spot on, Bro! Been doing it the same way for years to deliver what I call a "guaranteed" slice fix. I like how you call out the slicers who insist on sticking with a weak grip and who blame it on everything but an open face-to-path. Lots of stubborn golfers out there. But also lots of teachers who don't teach this. You get a committed student and this instruction and the slice is a distant memory. Period.

  29. Hit 'em Straight Spanky… Fixing your slice GUARANTEED: If the head of your club is squared for impact toward your target and you end up slicing your shot? WHOA! NP – To correct this, you simply need to keep your lead arm as straight (by the elbow) as possible. Right handed shot? Left arm is your lead arm. WHY you may ask? When your lead arm is bent at the elbow, your swing is naturally outside/in rotating the spin on the ball to fade toward the outside(SLICE). Keep the lead arm straight and you will be hitting it straight. THIS IS A FREE TIP

  30. This is the only video that actually got rid of my slice. What he talked about is exactly the trouble that I’ve been having. But as soon as I started doing this grip I went from golfing 105 to a 85 on my first game since I did what this video taught me.
    Awesome video!!!

  31. I acquired these golf swing secrets “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it), read it in 1 night, and the next day at the driving range applied it. I was instantly taking appropriate divots with my irons, appropriately after strong impact. I hit ten to fifteen yards more range than the usual range I have with my irons. Check it out yourself!. .

  32. This makes a lot of sense. I've been playing golf for 22 years and at one point was a 6 handicap. Quit playing as much and now I'm at a 15 handicap because I lose so many balls off the tee due to slicing. I took lessons a year ago to correct the slicing and part of the lessons was to change my grip, however my instructor told me to grip strong with my left hand and weak with my right hand. I improved slightly, but that combination never made sense in my head or felt comfortable on the club. I'm glad I found this and can't wait to apply the strong right hand as well and work my way towards neutral eventually… I miss my low scores and consistent 300+ yd bombs haha! Thanks!

  33. I have been playing for 7 years and gone through a lot of lessons. Learning these golf swing strategies “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it) allowed me to taken a 75 after a couple of buckets. Now, I am more knowledgeable about grip, ball position, through swing drills, and more golf concepts. My prior handicap is 13, but now I`m starting to drop it. It`s remarkable tutorial!. .

  34. I have been actively playing for 7 years and gone through a lot of lessons. Learning these golf swing strategies “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it) authorized me to taken a seventy-five after 2 buckets. Today, I am more knowledgeable regarding grip, ball position, through swing drills, and much more golf concepts. My prior handicap is thirteen, but now I`m starting to lower it. This particular guide is extremely good! .

  35. unless……your strong grip cause you to turn hands over too soon…..thus a pull. A weak grip will put it down the middle.


    For the fist time i hit the ball in the sweet point of my driver and I earn a lot of distance, if that is not enough my downswing thanks to the left hand position follow the centrifugal force and stop like a normal player behind the back naturally without difficulty. Wow 0_0

  37. Right after reading through the golf swing techniques “Jοmtοnο Naha” (Google it) and finishing it a week ago, I tried the guide’s ideas on the field. I never thought that after actively playing for 30 years, my swinging proficiency could still be enhanced. The exercises have assisted with smaller details I had never paid much attention to.. .

  38. I still wondering, why PGA players slice one a while? Is it because they want to shape the ball flight?
    I believe only moe norman have no slice for a decade. #moenorman2k

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