The slice: One of a golfer’s most absolutely confounding enemies. Let’s explore the mechanics of what causes your shot to veer so wildly off course and what you can do about it.
What is a Slice?
A slice is when the golf ball breaks mid-arc and veers far off its intended course, much like a good curveball.
The mechanics of a slice are nuanced, which is why slicing is such a problem for so many golfers. When you hit a square shot, your ball will rotate backward (backspin), and the dimpled surface of the ball will create sufficient air pressure to lift it upward. Continue reading