The Cane Drill: Learn how to avoid a Slice

By: Phillip Akers | Sat 24 Jun 2017 | Comments ()


The common thought of most golfers is that when they are hitting a slice the cause must be to do with the path the club is working on, typically it must be working too much from right to left. However many people seem to ignore the importance of what the club face is doing at impact and how that can dramatically effect the outcome of the shot. 

Phil Akers, a senior teaching professional at the Belfry explains how he believes that the relationship that the slice has with your club face position is just as important as the path you tend to swing along. 

His simple drill of placing a cane directly in front of your golf ball and hitting to the right or left of it immediately gets you starting to understand and improve your knowledge of what your club face is typically doing at impact.

The first step in correcting or avoiding hitting the infamous slice shot is understand what causes it and how you can manipulate your club face to control or avoid the shot you are trying to escape from hitting. 


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Phillip Akers is the Senior Coach at The Belfry and he is experienced in coaching all levels of player, specialising in Junior Development and Elite level coaching. Phillip measures, tweaks and tests his clients performance using Trackman and high speed video analysis whilst providing tangible results using Strokes Gained data.

To find out more about Phillip you can visit: @PhilAkersGolf, Facebook: www.facebook.com/philakersgolf or via: www.thebelfryacademy.com



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Phillip Akers is the Senior Coach at The Belfry and he is experienced in coaching all levels of player, specialising in Junior Development and Elite level coaching.

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