Why You Slice
Golf Digest South Africa|October 2017
Why You Slice

Slunderstand the causes, and you can - finally! - stop going right.

Ashley Moss

I grew up on the lesson tee. Sometimes taking lessons, but mostly watching my dad (teacher Mike Malaska) give them or listening to legends like Jim Flick and Bob Toski. Now I’m teaching, too, and I can say that one thing hasn’t changed: Golfers hit slices. And the more they use their instincts to try to stop those slices, the further right the ball goes, which we’ll get to in a minute. That’s my dad playing the slicer (left), and me holding the rings. We’re showing the difference between the target and what a slicer sees as the target (more on that below). This demonstration sums up how we feel about teaching: Once you understand the root cause of a problem – a misconception, a faulty feel, an illusion – it’s easy to fix. Now let’s go to the lesson tee. –with peter morrice


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October 2017