"Golf swing information shouldn't be based on opinion, only fact!"
This post is part of a series of discussions where I tackle a lot of common swing issues. However, instead of providing common fixes that you've probably seen elsewhere, I will be providing a more accurate way to think about how to obtain the correct feels of the swing. This series is catered to help more of an intermediate to advanced player who has somewhat of a functioning swing. These articles will assume you know some swing vocabulary.
Today we will be discussing an uncommon swing fix to help correct your slice:
How it's different: This tip is different because there are many lessons that talk about how your wrists should look at the top of the swing and at impact, but there is very little information on how your wrists should feel after impact, especially for a slicer. If you do this correctly it will be impossible to hit the ball right.
Caution: The tip I'm about to provide you is only for the slicer, I do not recommend trying this if you hit a hook. There are a lot of other factors that come into play when a slice is your miss. This tip is only to be used if your swing path is more or less square and other parts of your swing are within reasonable parameters. This tip is directly opposite of what a slicer does though and past impact.
To begin we're not going to focus on any part of the backswing, instead we will focus more on the follow through at about when hands are waist high (other known as Position 8). If you Take a look the picture to the right I have created a picture of what you want to achieve. To start off, it's important that you simply perform waist to waist pitch shots and gradually move to a full shot.
The key of this drill is to make sure that your hands are more left of your club-head through about waist high in the follow through (club-head outside of your hands) Along with your hands being more left, the toe of your club-face must be pointing upward. For more of an exaggerated hook shot, pointing more toward the left in a counter-clockwise fashion. If you're a slicer, you will find this move extremely difficult as you club-head will flip past your body ending up on the left side of your body instead of the right.
If you find this move almost impossible to do, try to focus more on keeping the hinge of your right wrist in tact through impact through the follow through and feel like your left wrist is continually bowing or (flexing through impact).
I have a 100 percent success rate with getting huge slicers to start hitting it straighter. It is a proven tip. It is a very difficult move to do on your own but when you get it you'll start seeing the difference. Remember not to focus on impact the the follow through. You can even take a selfie photo from the back and see if you're looking like the player above.