Hank Haney on The Simple Fix for Your Slice | Golf Lessons | Golf Digest Updated for 2023
Updated: January 22, 2023
The 5-minute slice fix is a 3-part drill from golf instructor Hank Haney. It will re-route your golf swing and get you hitting draws. It's as easy as starting with a simple clockwise circle.
So the whole genesis of this article
on correcting your slice is that I believe
that if there's a road you take to playing good golf,
nowhere on that road is there a slice.
You can go from slicing to hooking to good golf
or you can go from hooking to good golf.
So when I'm walking down the range.
I see all these amateur golfers who fight a slice.
Probably 90% of the people who play golf slice
and they all make a loop
that kind of goes counterclockwise.
So the swing looks like this.
They take it inside and then they make this loop
that goes counterclockwise over the top
and I thought if there's a way to teach people
just a simple system for fixing their slice,
I could help 90% of the people that play golf
and the concept that I came up with
was getting them to swing the club
on what is a clockwise motion.
So I have them take this practice swing
and it starts off just like this,
just making a clockwise motion like this.
So they learn to get the golf club to come up
and then it comes down flatter
and more from inside as they come down.
Now, this is the beginning part.
So you just practice this concept
and then as the club gets over the top of your head,
you turn so your back is facing to the target.
So the first motion up over the top of my head,
turn my shoulders.
Now when my hands get to three o'clock,
I'm gonna turn my hands over as I come through.
When you set up to the ball,
make sure you've got a little stronger grip,
meaning that your hands are turned to the right
so you can see at least three knuckles on your left hand
in a softer grip pressure if you will.
Hold on almost as soft as you can.
That'll make it easier for your hands to release.
So club up, turn, three o'clock, turn your hands over.
All you gotta do
practice this motion first.
Then the next step would be to take it to here and turn
and then the next step would be to take it up here.
Now turn and before you know it
you've got a normal looking golf swing
that's curving the ball from right to left.