Golf Lessons: Draws Washington DC

Most golfers slice. Worse, most golfers don’t know why, and don’t know how to stop. The art of slice fixing is best approached not necessarily by trying to stop slicing, but rather by learning what it takes to hit a draw.

University of Maryland Junior Golf Camp
(301) 403-4181
University of Maryland Golf Course
College Park, MD
 
4 Star Summer Camps at the University of Virginia
(800) 334-7827
PO Box 3387
Falls Church, VA
 
Turfgrass Trends
1775 T Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Langston Golf Course & Driving Range
202/397-8638
2600 Benning Rd Ne
Washington , DC
Type
Public
# of Holes
18

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East Potomac Public Golf Course -White
202/554-7660
970 Ohio Dr Sw
Washington , DC
Type
Public
# of Holes
9

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University of Maryland Junior Golf Camp
(301) 403-4181
University of Maryland Golf Course
College Park, MD
 
4 Star Summer Camps at the University of Virginia
(800) 334-7827
PO Box 3387
Falls Church, VA
 
East Potomac Golf Course
(202) 554-7660
972 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC
 
Langston Course & D.R.
(202) 397-8638
2600 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC
 
East Potomac Public Golf Course -Blue
202/554-7660
970 Ohio Dr Sw
Washington , DC
Type
Public
# of Holes
18

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Cure Your Slice

Cure Your Slice

How to fix your slice for good by learning to hit a draw

Most golfers slice. Worse, most golfers don’t know why, and don’t know how to stop. The art of slice fixing is best approached not necessarily by trying to stop slicing, but rather by learning what it takes to hit a draw. By draw, I don’t mean a hook, since hooked shots often are the result of golf swings that aren’t that different from swings that produce slices. Hitting draw shots requires a different approach. As you can see by what I’m doing here, an effective draw means applying sidespin from right to left onto the ball.

With that basic understanding in mind, let’s look at a few ways to cure your slice and start hitting draws once and for all. You’ll see results immediately if you follow my simple steps outlined on the next pages.

HANDIWORK
Hands forward, hands rotating. Take a look at this sequence, ordered from top left to bottom right. The shaft of my Truth club is black on one side and white on the other, with the parting line right down the center. As I move into the ball, notice how my hands remain in front of the clubhead well through the hitting area. That’s the first key. Second, look how the shaft is rotating from black to white. This rotation is critical, since it helps to square the club at impact, all the while imparting draw spin on the ball. Practice this “hands forward, hands rotating” technique to ingrain the proper “draw feel.”





ADJUST YOUR GRIP
2 O’CLOCK TO 10 O’CLOCK
Go from 2 to 10 in a split second. Through the hitting area, the shaft of the club should point at 2 o’clock before impact (think as if you were standing in the center of a clock with 12 in front of you). Just past impact, the shaft should point to 10 o’clock. The key here is to consistently rotate the hands through the hit, even after you make contact with the ball. If you stop rotating your hands, you’ll slice­, no matter what. Keep those hands turning!

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Fight the Right

Fight the Right

How To Draw Your Slice & Start Hitting More Fairways

How many times have you been told the reasons why you slice, without being told what you actually need to do to stop slicing? Too often I hear instructors explaining the cause and effects of sliced shots, without providing a shred of information on what kind of swing is required to prevent banana balls. If you find yourself agreeing with me, then my lesson in the next few pages should be right up your alley. Unlike other articles, we aren’t going to figure out why you’re slicing. That’s not going to get you anywhere, considering it only deals with half the problem. Instead, I’m going to teach you what it takes to draw the ball so you can start hitting more approach shots from the fairway instead of the right rough. Sound appealing? Good. Let’s hook that slice once and for all. 

Balance Your Setup In All Directions
To eliminate the slice, let’s start from the beginning. The address position should reflect an even weight distribution in every direction. In other words, your weight should be evenly distributed over both feet and proportionally on the balls and heels of your feet. For example, think of an infielder ready to catch a line drive. By flexing his knees and balancing himself in every direction, he’s ready to spring in any direction to catch the ball. As a golfer, you too should be in a similarly athletic position to be ready to make a golf swing. If you’re leaning one way or the other, it’s a sure bet your golf ball will lean to the left or right as well.

Avoid leaning
The natural inclination to fight a slice is to lean away from the ball, but in actuality, that will make your slice worse! Keep your balance in every direction, and you’ll see it’s easier to turn through the golf ball.

 

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