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Quick Golf Tips - Simple Drill Cures Slice And Adds Power


Many golfers hit weak slices off the tee because they turn their upper and lower bodies in unison during the downswing. That's not good. Your downswing isn't a single movement but a chain of events: You move your lower body first, and then you move your upper body. Your arms and clubhead bring up the rear. It's the same movement you use to throw a ball. The drill below teaches you the right sequence of movements.

Below are the key steps to the drill:
1. Use a 9-iron for the drill
2. Put your feet together in your stance
3. Lift your front leg when taking the club away
4. Step toward the target and plant your front leg
5. Complete your swing


This drill helps you feel when your backswing ends and when your downswing begins, key points many golfers ignore when swinging. Here's the drill:

Use a 9-iron tee and up a ball. Then, place your feet together with the ball in the middle of your stance and the club about two feet in front of the ball and off the ground. As you take the club back, lift your front leg off the grown. When your left arm is parallel, step toward the target and complete the swing.

As you lift your front leg, you'll feel your back tilting away from the target. When you finally plant your foot, your upper boy will be back as your lower body starts to shift forward to complete the swing. This is a powerful position that helps create straighter shots and more torque in your swing. More torque means more power.

Try this drill several times. Once you've ingrained the right sequence of movements in your downswing, take your normal 9-iron address position and hit balls. It may take some practice, but you'll get the feel for it and be a little closer to eliminating your slice.


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