We head to Dicks in Springettsbury Township, York County for the Sutliff Chevy FOX43 Golf Tip of the Week. The topic is learning how to stop that slice when using driver off the tee.
Dan Baker, Dick’s Golf Pro
“The tip this week is why the ball slices and the tip is how to correct it. The golf ball slices at impact because when the club head comes in the face is open and the ball slices off and spins and causes that big curve. What you want to do, to hit the ball square, get your hands cocked as you are pulling down with your arms, and release the golf club and get it square. What I see most amateurs do is when they get it to the top, they are pulling down and they don’t release the golf club in time and the club is wide open and the ball will spin to the right. Get your hands about half-way in here and just learn to release the golf club. Then you can take it back a little bit further and a little bit further each time and get that club to release and get it squared at impact. Here at Dicks we have a full swing simulator that gives you all kinds of good information for distance carry, ball speed, roll, launch angle and back spin of the ball. We use this quite often when we are fitting people for drivers to get them in the right spot. “