How to fix a slice in golf with Chris Ownbey’s Golf Fitness
The focus on the dreaded SLICE is and will always be the mainstay of golf magazine tips.
Why? 80% of all amateurs have it, and top pros still get it every once in awhile.
To sum it up, most golfers will remain frustrated for years because they never find out why they are slicing a golf ball.
The following realization can go a long way in improving your golf game. It is the simple fact that a golf swing is a very unnatural movement for the body. Because of this the body naturally resists every effort we make towards perfecting our golf swing. Understanding this and taking steps to condition the body to initiate the correct swing sequence will fix your slice in golf with golf fitness and improve any game and lower scores.
Upon first look, this may seem like a mechanical issue, coming over the top, and that it is… but if we take a deeper look we see there is more to it.
The body is required to have certain levels of flexibility, balance, endurance, strength, and power to complete a golf swing. If the body lacks in any of the above categories, then the results will be seen in the golf swing.
You see…the downswing is initiated by the right shoulder driving down which causes the led hip to clear. When we start the downswing with the shoulder’s moving in a rotational manner ( around the body) the sequence will get out order due to compensation to return back to the ball.
There is a way to fix your slice in golf with golf fitness exercises.
The body must be trained to start the downswing in the correct elliptical movement to put the club on the correct path, in spite of the bodies natural tendencies to do otherwise. When you work on your “body”, to get into correct path of the downswing, the golf swing takes care of itself!
Retrain the movement to fix your slice and work your core at the same time.
If you are ever going to stop slicing the golf ball, correcting and training your body in the correct movement pattern is a must. Focus on flexibility, strengthen the core and build power in your leg muscles, so you can drive your torso down through impact, now that we know what the connection is between the “body” try this exercise for a better swing.
Stand in golf posture with right side facing machine. Turn shoulders and reach up and grab handle.
Drive the trail shoulder down while pulling the handle down in to impact position. Slowly return rope to the right by rotating shoulders and torso. Repeat 10x and change sides.
If you do not have a sport specific trainer for golf. This person should be as high on your list of golf improvement as your teaching pro! I say this because if you don’t address your physical limitations, you’ll never be able to do what your golf swing pro tells you to do.
To sum it up, some golfers will remain frustrated for years because they never find out why they are slicing a golf ball.
The following can go a long way in improving your golf game. Realizing this and taking steps to condition the body to initiate the correct downswing sequence so swinging a golf club becomes as natural a movement for the body as possible, is a golf secret that will improve any game and lower scores.
With over 20 years in the golf and fitness industry. Chris Ownbey is more than a Sport Specific Trainer. Chris is a cutting-edge Certified Golf Fitness and motion training specialist who is ahead of the industry with his Golf fitness Program. In essence, Chris Ownbey’s program will help you obtain the physical fundamentals needed for golf..
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