Hank Haney on The Simple Fix for Your Slice | Golf Lessons | Golf Digest

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.

18 thoughts on “Hank Haney on The Simple Fix for Your Slice | Golf Lessons | Golf Digest

  1. I purchased Hank Haney’s, “The Simple Fix for Your Slice, took it to a practice 9 hole round after 10-15 minute of indoor session with me and Hank on my App. and felt good. I then took it today for an OGA competition tournament, I had one (1) Driver hit that sliced and that was because of lack of confidence with water on the left. Otherwise I shot an even round par 72 tied for first place but lost on the card for 2nd place – awesome. I believe Hank’s method works – living proof here… thank you Hank!

  2. The other thing to look at, once you nail the path is use your 3 wood, normal length shaft, more. I saw Nicklaus win a senior major where he shot his 3 wood, off almost every par 4 or 5 tee. He only fired his driver where he knew he the distance would help, and there were zero hazards or narrow fairways. And as often with Nicklaus was not in the lead going into the final round.

  3. I figured this out for myself when I notice that my swing just kept getting worse as I tried to make it more inside out. The more I took it inside I came more over the top. I happened to get a Ping fitting for clubs, it came back with my needing a ridiculous low lie in clubs. I'm 6' 1", but the lie was like I was a short woman. I also noticed my divots where outside in. So I just started taking it exaggeratedly outside. Like Fred Couples, and Furyk do. I didn't stand closer to the ball, which is why they go so vertical on the take away. But maybe I should have. Around that time I got injured out of golf for ever. But hitting a draw for a while was cool.

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