Mastering Your Swing: How to Fix Your Golf Slice

Is your golf game suffering due to a destructive slice? You’re not alone. Many golfers struggle with this frustrating issue. Want to know how to fix your slice? You’re in the right place, as we’re here to guide you through a few tried-and-tested methods to straighten out your shots and get your game back on track.

Understanding the Slice

Before diving into solutions, let’s grasp the root of the problem. A slice occurs when the ball curves off to the right (for right-handed golfers) or to the left (for left-handed golfers) excessively during flight. This happens due to spin imparted on the ball, often caused by an open clubface or an out-to-in swing path.

Grip Check

Start by evaluating your grip. A weak grip, where your hands are rotated too far to the left (for right-handed golfers), can contribute to an open clubface at impact. Ensure your grip is neutral, allowing your hands to work together through the swing.

Posture and Alignment

Correct your stance. Your shoulders, hips, and feet should be aligned parallel to the target line. Additionally, maintain a slightly closed stance—your feet, hips, and shoulders pointing slightly left (for right-handed golfers). This adjustment can help counter the tendency to slice.

Swing Path Adjustment

Focus on your swing path. A slice often results from an outside-to-in swing. Work on a smoother, inside-to-out swing path. Visualise sweeping the clubhead from the inside of the ball, through impact, and toward the target line.

Clubface Control

Concentrate on your clubface position through the swing. A square clubface at impact is crucial for straighter shots. Practice drills to understand and control the clubface angle throughout the swing, ensuring it’s square at impact.

Weight Transfer and Rotation

Your body movement plays a pivotal role. Proper weight transfer and rotation through the swing help in maintaining a consistent swing path. Practice drills that focus on transferring your weight from your back foot to your front foot smoothly, allowing your body to rotate naturally.

Patience and Practice

Remember, fixing a slice takes time and practice. Patience is key. Implementing these adjustments won’t yield instant results. Consistent practice and dedication to refining your technique will gradually eliminate that pesky slice from your game.

Still Struggling? Book a Lesson with one of our PGA Professionals 

If you find yourself struggling despite your efforts, seeking advice from a golf instructor might be the missing piece. A professional can analyse your swing, provide personalised guidance, and recommend specific drills to tackle your slice effectively. Pitch features cutting-edge Trackman technology to help you get to the root cause of your slice. Additionally, we take pride in hosting two Top 50 coaches across our modern indoor golf venues. To schedule a lesson, simply follow the link provided below!


A golf slice can be frustrating, but it’s a challenge that can be overcome with dedication and the right approach. Implementing adjustments to your grip, stance, swing path, and clubface control while maintaining patience and seeking professional guidance can pave the way for a more consistent and enjoyable golf game. 

Check out out this video from Gary Munro (one of the coaches here at Pitch) explaining how to fix your slice: