Question: Why Does A Golf Ball Slice Or Draw?

Since the golf terms of slice and draw are particular to the left or right-handedness of the golfer, we will simply use left or right to describe the deflection of the ball.

If an imperfect hit on the golf ball causes the ball to spin clockwise, the ball will deflect air left causing the ball to curve to the right.

Why does a golf ball slice?

A slice shot is caused by a poor grip and setup, an outside-to-in downswing path and an open clubface. An outside-to-in path occurs when the golfer reaches too far on the downside, bringing the club down to the right of the ball (outside), relative to the target line.

Why does a golf ball hook or slice?

Nine times out of ten a slice (curving right) shot is caused because you have a swing that is out-to-inward in trajectory. The club face meets the ball more to its side, which creates an abnormal spin. A hook in many cases is simply the opposite, a left-handed hitter with a swing that is in-to-out.

Is a slice a fade or draw?

A hook or a draw is a golf shot that goes from right to left, whereas a fade or slice is a shot that goes from left to right. This applies to right-handed golfers, if you’re a left-handed golfer please reverse all techniques within this article.

How do you get rid of a slice in golf?

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