Reasons Why You Slice The Ball and how to Fix It

Problem You Slice The Ball But Why?

If you’re prone to hitting the slice, there are some reasons that could have attributed to it.
Slice The Ball

First, you setup to slice the ball and that’s actually wrong. That’s because you might have a weak grip or he ball has been positioned very far from your stance while you’re actually aimed  left and actually causing golf slice.

One  main reasons why golfers slice the ball is because of poor setup and it has been happening for a long time.

Most  golfers suffering from a slicing issue always think about changing their swing and many have tried to do so. Of course, it’s a common misconception because golfers swing will be determined by the setup. Therefore, they can change their swing but if they don’t change setup it’s simply putting a band-aid on a problem. Eventually, your band-aid will fall off and  your problem will not be solved and you will go back to slicing.

Other hand, golfers are most likely going to slice the ball because they swing outwards moving in. As a result, your ball will begin to the left part of the target.

If you want to fix your slicing problem, you should start by hitting your ball on right of the target. There are a few simple ways of doing this but it actually comes down to accepting that you will have some bad shots until the ball actually comes back to the right part of the target.

Additionally, golfers have a slicing issue because they strike the ball with an open clubface.

Note that, if you’re doing this from an outward to in clubhead path, golf ball will start to the left of the target and slice.

Eventually, you will lose a lot of accuracy and distance.

Pro Draw System

That’s what you need to work on so you can approach the ball from the inside, contact it with a closed clubface rather than open. It’s actually not a tough thing if you know what to do.

Another reason why golfers have an issue with slicing is because they are using the wrong equipment. One main reason for that is the club shaft. As an amateur golfer, your club shaft might be too stiff. Therefore, you should get fitted with the best golf clubs rather than buying anything directly off the shelf.

An amazing way of fixing a slice is actually starting at the setup then working on the swing thereafter. To work on the swing, you should avoid getting into positions instead of using drills. Of course, you need specific drills to fix your slice accordingly. Otherwise you will fool yourself that your slice is fixed when it’s actually not.

Therefore, whether you’re using these tips to fix your slice or choose to do it on your own, you must follow the steps keenly.

1. Setting up the ball to encourage a hook/draw

2. Always swing from the inside rather from the outside.

3. Make sure you contact the ball with a slightly closed clubface rather than open.

4. You should have equipment which encourages a draw ball fight.

If you want to hit consistent draws in just 17 days, you should follow these steps to achieve  results you what.

Slice The Ball – The Pro Draw System And What You Should Know About It

The Pro Draw System

Top 4 Best Game Improvement Irons in 2017

Best Game Improvement Irons

best game improvement irons

Top 4 Best Game Improvement Irons

Let’s face the facts right ” everyone apparently wants to hit the golf ball longer. This is not just off the tee but also with the irons as well. This is particularly true for golfers who have been drawn to clubs in the game improvement section. Although the low handicappers will rarely suffer from a power outage, the rest of us will probably need a yardage boost. Today’s game improvement irons will give you the distance shot you’ve always wanted. Here are some of the world class game improvement irons that will help you find more greens on the golf course and even attack more pins this coming season.

1. best game improvement irons – Ping G400

The Ping G400 iron is designed to offer more distance and better-stopping power all thanks to its face flexing technology that harnesses a top rail undercut cavity which lets the club flex up to 18 percent more than the usual G iron. Its updated COR-Eye technology helps maintain a reasonable distance across the clubface. This is arguably the best-rounded iron, and it offers the best from looks to control and feel to length. Its feel is akin to what any golfer would expect from a game improvement iron of its caliber.

Ping G400 - US
$114.99
PING G400 Crossover Hybrids
$229 - $250
Ping Golf Men's G400 Iron Set
£1,595.42

2. best game improvement irons :Mizuno JPX900

Manufactured from Chromoly 4140M ” which is a new material ” the Mizuno JPX900 combines exceptionally high golf ball speeds with excellent bendability. Anyone who has used this iron can attest to the fact that it is among the best feeling irons in the market ” soft, responsive and incredibly addictive. This game improvement iron offers excellent control and forgiveness and is best suited for a mid-handicapper instead of complete beginners.

Mizuno JPX900
The Golf Warehouse
$112.5

3. best game improvement irons : Titleist 718 AP1

Build for maximum forgiveness and better yardage; the Titleist 718 iron rod is a game improvement iron that you’ll be happy with. Unlike most of its predecessors, the AP1 golf improvement iron features proper perimeter weighting, better features to improve your ball speed and a more celebrated sole for better-chunked shots ” tweaks that make this iron easy to hit. The quality of this iron needs no introduction, and you will not have to sacrifice playability.

Titleist Mens 718 AP1 Irons
The Golf Warehouse
$874.99
amazon.co.uk
£868.02

4. Cobra King F7

If you’re looking for the best game improvement irons to wow your friends, these are the clubs you need. These are perfectly forged golf clubs with a super slick looking metal finish. This is an iron ideal for individuals who need a lot of help with their golfing. Just hit from anywhere on its face and you will not only get your ball airborne easily but also reap some decent distance. This iron is perfect for amateurs and golfers who have struggled with ball striking.

Cobra King F7
The Golf Warehouse
$499.00
Edwin Watts Golf
$599.99
amazon.co.uk
£150.00

The Golfers Nightmare – Trying Too Hard

The Golfers Nightmare





The Golfers Nightmare – Trying Too Hard

Trying too hard is such a common phenomenon in golf that it’s worth spending a little more time on it.

We are taught from birth that we must try as hard as we can to achieve our goals, and on the whole this is very commendable. But try the arm-bending exercise here, the harder you tried, the worse your performance. When you seemingly tried less hard, it became much easier to keep your arm straight.

We have probably all experienced this phenomenon(The Golfers Nightmare) at work in our golf. We are out on the practice range with a driver, trying to hit the ball as far as we can – let’s say 250 yards. And, although we’ve been trying very had to bit the ball a long way, our best effort has only just crossed the 200- yard marker. There are only six balls left, so we give up, another part of the Golfers Nightmare. We decide to relax and just enjoy hitting them; we’re not trying to hit them a long way or think very much about what we are doing technically.




We are simply having fun. And what happens? Our muscle relax, we coordinate our swing much better and generate the club head speed that’s necessary to hit the ball a long way. Suddenly we realise that we are just hit one past the 250-yard marker, and we say to ourselves, ‘that’s it. I’ve got it. I’ll try to do that again.’ And as soon as we say that to ourselves, we are right back where we started. Our mental state is back in the ‘trying too hard’ mode, our muscles tighten and our ability to create clubhead speed is lost.

The Golfers Nightmare

Golf Learning , Golf Understanding and Confussion that Surrouds Them




Golf Learning

One of ofthe most common blocks to  Learning that i am familiar with is the confusion that surrounds the difference between ‘ Golf learning‘ and ‘Golf understanding’. Often, what happens in golf is that we confuse   golf understanding what to do with ability to act on or implement that understanding. In other words, we tend to believe that the more we understand the ‘ what to do’, then the move we will have learned and the more we will be able to do.

The ‘what to do’ in golf is the mass of information that is available to us on how to play the game – the detailed theory explaining all the body movements that are necessary to return the clubface to the ball in the most effective way. But simply reading and understanding this information – whether it’s describing the grip, the posture or the backswing – is very different from actually being able to do it. Golf Learning is not simply understanding, learing is experiencing a concept to the point of being able to execute that concept – that’s how it becomes a skill.

Think about it this way, A pilot could explain to us how to fly an aeroplane, but while we might understand what he is saying, we certainly won’t have learned how to fly. The only way we will ever do that is to get out and physically experience what is involved.
Golf Learning
If we confuse golf learning with golf understanding, when we find we are unable to perform as we would ideally like to, we are incllined to go off in search of more ‘how to’ instruction. We want to know exactly what it is we are doing wrong and what we need to do to put it right. However, most of us already have all the technical information that we will ever need in order to play well ( some of us have too much, others have the wrong information, and some both). It is not that we do not understand what to do, it is simply that we are not sufficiently skilled in acting on the information that we have.

Psychologist tell us that we learn a half of what we learn in our whole lifetimin our fisrt five years. So why does our rate of learing slow down so much after these first few years ?




As children we had  a tremendous capacity and appetite to learn, it was in- built at birth and is part of being human. We experienced te first yarsof our lives without preconceived ideas about what was right or wrong, or good or bad, or what we should or should not do. We had little or no fear or inhibition. During our formative years we developed our basic motor-skills through a very natural process, one that was free of formal instruction or training. We learned how to walk and to talk, to eat with a knife and fork, to run up and down stairs, and so on.

Wheattempting something as young children, our reaction would be along the lines of ‘Oh, that’s what happens. That’s interesting. I wonder what happens if I try to do it this way …’ We were inquisitive. We did not judge our performances other than to decide what to do differently the next time in order to get what we wanted. Everthing that we did was new and exciting. Ours minds were relaxed, and learning was fun.

Teh at in which children learn is epitomised in their reaction to failure. When a child falls while learing to walk he doesn’t react by saying to himself ‘ You dummy, you fell over. Why don’t you try to keep your head stil and keep your balance. Come on, try hardr.’ Children don’t recognise failure. They just pick themselves up and try again.

The, somewhere bewteen the age of about five and seven years, we began to understand the concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, should and shouldn’t. As a reult we focused a lot of our energy and attention on avoiding the ‘ba’. the ‘wrong’ and the ‘shouldn’t’, because we found that the consequences of these could be painful, or threaten us in some way. Our efforts were now directed into avoiding failure as distinct from learing.

As a golfer  we might feel the smoothness of our swing or the elation in response to a good shot; if we anticipate a poor shot we might feel uncomfortable or awkward over the ball, or our memories of the past. If we anticipate success we might hear the crack of the ball as it is met squarely and forcefully by the clubface; if we anticipate failure that sound might be a muffled thud as the clube strike the ground behind the ball.

We judge and evaluate our performance against some some blue print that we think will fix the problem. The potential for learning remains with us all, but as we grow older we tend to adopt a very analytical ‘left brained’ approach to golf learing which actually slow down the process of improving.

The Three Senses to Peak Performance in Playing Golf

Seeing Golf, Feeling Golf and Hearing Golf

Performance in Playing Golf

Performance in Playing GolfThe way we know there is a world out there is through our senses, and that as there was not very much smelling and tasting to do in golf, the major senses that tell us about our golfing world are seeing, Feeling and hearing. We experience, interpret and act on the stimuli that are relayed through our senses. These stimuli come to us in varying combinations of seeing (visual) data, kinaesthetic (feeling) data and auditory (hearing)data.



Performance in Playing Golf

When we think about our golf, we think in terms of visual, kinaesthetic and auditory concepts. The concept in our mind may be visual – we may associate with, or form pictures in our mind about whatever we are thinking about. It may be kinaesthetic – we may associate with or form feeling in our mind about what we are thinking about. It may also be auditory – we may associate with or form sounds about what we are thinking about. Most of us will conceptualise using various amounts of all there.
MentalIt seems that we have the same mechanism at work whether we are sensing the outside world or our own internal world. We create our sense of meaning of the world by combining the input from this three senses.Performance in Playing Golf
However, we also have a specific sense that dominates our consciousness in telling us about the world, whether that world is our internal one or the external one. Just as we have a dominant right or left hemisphere in our brain, we have dominant sensory ways of thinking in each of these hemispheres. Using our dominant sensory mode can be as important as using the appropriate side of the brain for the right task in golf when we come to determining the keys to peak performance.
It is much easier for us to understand things that are described in our dominant mode. Some of us respond much more readily to visual language and/or communication. For example, we ‘ see the swing’, or ‘get the picture’. Some ‘grasp the idea’ or ‘ get a feel for it’. While others ‘hear what you mean’ or ‘ get the rhythm’ of the swing. Understanding which is our dominant mode ( we also have secondary modes) can help speed up our learning process, make it easier to concentrate and help us be more reliable under pressure. The key to high performance and accelerated learning is to manage the stimuli coming into the performance loop, and understanding our dominant modes can help us do that. Performance in Playing Golf




Find Out If You Are Right – Brain Dominant or Left – Brain Dominant Golfer

  Left – Brain Dominant golfer or Right – Brain Dominant

left - Brain Dominant golferIt is our brain that drives or causes our action, and so it follows that the better we drive our brain, the better it will drive that action. And the brain is a superb mechanism. It learned how to walk and talk long before you were able to tell it what and how to walk and talk or swing a golf club. So given the performance loop, we potentially have two places that we can exert some influence over things. One is our perception of the external world, and the other is our perception of our internal world, both of which go to make up our experience of the world as a whole. As we get into the exercises I will suggest some that help with one or the other, and some that work with both.
First, let’s begin to think about which are our dominant modes. Read through these descriptions and decide which one is closest to you. We are not aiming to be statistically or psychologically accurate here, just to provide us with some food for thought.



RIGHT – BRAIN DOMINANT GOLFER

When I play, I:
Like to imagine/ create new shots
Am sometimes reckless in my choice of shot
Guess the yardage
Hit the ball in unconventional ways( when others think it’s unnecessary)
Like to play the bold shot
Enjoy new courses and playing partners
Like to have fun when playing
Can tell when something is bothering other people and try to change it
Get the feel of things
Get highs and lows in response to how well I am doing
Am curious about other ways to achieve the end result

LEFT-BRAIN DOMINANT GOLFER

When I play, I:
Like to analyses every swing I make, especially if it goes wrong
Want logical explanations for everything I do
Always arrive to play on time
Do what I say I will
Like routines
Am critical of myself (and others) if things are not right
Try to be realistic with my goals
Prefer practice that can be measured, quantified and analysed
Like to understand why I do things
Always dress neatly
Plan how I will play a hole
Organise my playing, practice and social schedule

Of course, no one is totally left – Brain Dominant golfer or Right – Brain Dominant golfer, but most of us lean one way or another in our preferences. Some of us will lean only slightly one way. Others will be closer to one of the two extremes. If we are more right-brained in our preferences, then the pre-swing phase is where we can make a significant gain. If we are more left – Brain Dominant golfer in our preference, then we have probably analysed our swing to death already. We will need to learn to let go of our thinking about the right way to do things while we make our swing.

According to a variety of studies, anywhere from 70% to 90% of the world Golf Players are Right – Brain Dominant, while most of the remaining are left – Brain Dominant golfer. A small percentage of the golf players can use both hands equally well; a person with this ability is deemed to be ambidextrous.

Right Brain Golf Training For a Better Golf Game

Understanding  Right Brain Golf

Right Brained Golf

Get your right brain golf  in the game. The right side is much better at creative and expressive tasks, such as reactive movements and motor skills.

Now think about golf. As an activity, it has two distinct phases. The first phase is what is call the pre-swing, and it involves our activity before we hit the ball. It contains our arriving at the ball, analysing the situation we are faced with, working out the shot we need to make, assessing whether or not we have the skill to execute it, selecting a club for the job and beginning our routine, which would probably include carefully lining up.
The second phase comes once we have finished our pre-swing routine. This is the moment when we hit the ball. It is the time when we need to stop thinking and allow the pre-swing work we have been doing to have its effect. It is where we need to experience what we are actually doing. We have pointed our brains in the right direction and now we let our bodies get on with it.





If we refer back to the characteristics of the left and right-brained thinking, it’s easy to see that our left brain is best suited to the first phase(pre-swing), while the right brain  is best suited to activities of the second phase(playing). The left brain is good at taking care of the analysis and decision making, the right brain golf is good at acting on that analysis and decision and we must become more reactive to play our best possible golf To further train your right side, you need to start to visualize shots, and try to “turn off” your brain like Jordan Speith says he does when he plays his best..

Understanding Right Brain Golf Mental

Right brain golf, the trouble here is that we have too much self-chatter due to the time we have to accomplish the task of hitting a golf ball. In my experience, the dilemma for the majority of us is that we tend to take the left-brained approach into the right-brained orientated activities. We are still analysing and instructing ourselves in the moments when we need to be just doing, and experiencing what we are doing. The problem for many people is that trusting the right brain to take care of the physical action without conscious guidance can feel taking a risk, that we have less control and that we are unsure what will happen next.
A significant number of us will also do the reverse – I’m one of them. Being right-brain dominant (right brain golf), I prefer to do something quite quickly before analysing it. So when I play golf I want to get on and hit the ball without analysing the situation properly and without going through a proper pre-shot routine.
EasyIt is important to realise that none of this is good or bad, or right or wrong. It is just how we are as human beings, and the better we understand our predisposition the better we can them In our favour. By identifying which is the dominant half of our brain, we can work on developing the skills of our non-dominant half by practising activities that demand those skills. In my case, being a right-brained dominant thinker, I would improve my performance if I introduced a little more left-brain discipline into my game, and developed a specific pre-shot routine that helped me to eliminate elementary errors. A left-brainer, on the other hand, might learn to on with hitting the ball. The various focusing exercises that we will come to later are designed to eliminate this sort of internal interference

Are You Left or Right Brained Golfer

Left or Right Brained Golfer

Two Brains Three Senses – how it plays Vital Role in Golf

 

Left or Right Brained GolferThose of us who studied human biology in school will remember being taught that the brain has two hemispheres, the left hemisphere, and the right hemisphere. We may have been taught that these different hemispheres control different aspects of our functioning as humans beings. What we have learned since is that three of these senses play a vital role in our golfer in terms of how we conceptualize or think about our golf and how we perceive and act in the external worlds.




Right and Left Brains?

There are three important things to note when we talk about the different halves of the brain:

1 they control different function in us.

2 A lot of us tend to learn towards being more left – or more right brained golfer in our approach to playing golf  and life generally.

3 Golf as an activity has some elements that demand more use of our right hemisphere.

Let me explain some more by comparing the differences between right brain dominant people – described as ‘ right – brainers’ and left brain dominant people – or ‘left brainers’.

Left – brainers are logical, timely, reliable, neat, realistic and analytical. They can be critical, they like things to be well planned and organized. They thrive on routine, will practice for hours and generally want to understand thoroughly before doing.

Right – brainers are imaginative, impetuous, take a risk and break rules. They are holistic, good at conceptualizing, intuitive, creative and sensitive. They are curious, like surprises, relate well to feel and enjoy movement.




Of course, no one is totally  right brained golfer or totally left-brained, but most of us tend to be more one way or the other. That makes it easier for us to learn or do things that demand the use of the dominant half of our brain, and harder for us to learn or do the things that demand the use of the non- dominant half of our brain.

Bearing in mind the above, here is how we run into difficulties.Imagine that I tend to be more left-brained in my approach to life. I will tend to apply my left-brained approach to the whole of my Golf, and I will perform well the elements of golf that demand the functions of my left brain. However, the elements that demand the use of my right brained golfer will suffer, because I still try to apply my preferred left-brain mode of thinking. It’s a bit like trying to screw in a normal slotted screw with a cross-headed screwdriver. It’s the wrong tools for the job, and it make life very difficult

The Dilemmas of the Golfer’s Mind, Way to Help Your Game




 Unlock the mental game of golf and the Dilemmas of the Golfer’s Mind

The Dilemmas of the Golfer's Mind
“Golf is 90% Mental” – Jack Nicklaus

A whatever level we play golf, our performance on the course is determined by what our mind does, think about it. You can play to your handicap one day, and yet you’re 15 over the next; you can hit the ball consistently on the practice ground, but not out on the course when it most counts in competition; you can use all of the clubs in your bag except, say the 4 -iron; you usually play well around your home course, but for some reason always seem to make a mess of the 14th hole; you have no problem with putts of 10 or 15 feet, but become anxious over a relatively simple 3-footer,  you can chip perfectly well around the green, but always duff the ball when you are faced with a shot over a bunker…(Dilemmas of the Golfer’s psyche)



 “Golf is 90% Mental” Dilemmas of the Golfer’s Mind

Despite the wealth of technical knowledge available to us, and our eagerness to analyse and work on our swing, we still wrestle with the frustration of playing reasonably well one day, but terribly the next. While we might go out and shoot 95 on Saturday morning, on Sunday afternoon we can do no better than 105, even though we are playing on the same course, with the same clubs, under the same weather conditions and with same partners(s).

Whether we like it or not, our performance is determined by our mental state, or The inner Game of Golf, The game is played within the mind- the ‘ Dilemmas of the Golfer’s Mind’. As the great amateur Booby jones implied many years ago, there is a lot to be gained if we can learn to control the workings of our mind when we are out on the golf course, i.e. improve our golfer’s mind – Golf mental skills

Mental

Dilemmas of the Golfer’s Psyche, all good players reach patches in midst of rounds when their game go awry. I’m not talking about te habitual Erratics. I mean consistant, good players who for no apparent reason start marking a string of bogeys.

GolfpsychologyGuy – Dilemmas of the Golfer’s Mind –2017/05/19

 

Golf is a Mental Game and not just about swinging a golf club




Golf is a Mental Game

Golf is a Mental Game and not just about swinging a golf club

We hear people talk more and more about the importance of the mind in golf. I tend to be one of the biggest culprits. I m fascinated by dilemmas the game throws up. Why is it that we fear shorts putts? Why do some people freeze when they have to play over water? What drives us to make a mess of a relatively simple shot at a crucial stage in a match? And why is that we are able to hit the ball well on the practice ground, but never play as well as know that we can in competition?

 

These phenomena – and there are many others – cannot be explained in purely physical terms. We spent much of out time learning about the theory of swinging a golf club, and yet we lack the self – control to be able to put that knowledge into practice. The point at which we recognise this is usually the point at which we consider learning about Golf is a Mental Game .




 

As spectators, it is often the mental side of golf that gives us such drama and excitement. The Ryder Cup matches have perhaps proved more than anything else that at the highest level golf and shows that golf is a mental game . Even the world’s greatest players feel the strain. Some crack under the pressure of intense competition, while others seem to thrive on a challenge and shift up a gear when the heat is on. However,  few of us ever perform up to the level of our true potential for more than a brief period of time. We might play the odd good shot, or produce a good round once in a while, but we find it hard to sustain our performance over any given length of time. The game That we play against ourselves is much more difficult than the one which we play against the golf course. We hit great shots some of the time, and it’s these that keep us going when our game won’t come together.

 

I ‘ m not a professional golfer, and  I will attempt to teach you the technical or physical skills that are necessary to play the game. They are covered in more than enough detail elsewhere.  But I will talk about the importance of learning and perform these skills as well as golf is a mental game.