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Stop Slicing Series Part II: The One Piece Takeaway

If you want to stop slicing, you need to stop slashing across the ball and it can all start with your backswing.

If you want to stop slicing, you need to stop slashing across the ball and it can all start with your backswing.

Another one of the most common faults that cause a slice is slashing across the ball because you haven’t fully completed your backswing or you haven’t started your backswing properly. There is a lack of stored power so the only realistic way to generate any power is to slash at the ball. This creates a lot of inconsistencies in both accuracy and distance.

A simple drill you can perform on the range (even on the course if you want) is to push a ball away with your club during the takeaway. This should help you develop a one piece takeaway to help complete your backswing.

9 Comments

  1. jim morgan

    July 15, 2019 at 7:29 am

    appreciate all your videos.. question–would you cover how to maintain your spine angle through the swing?
    thanks

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    • Quite The Chap

      July 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Hey Jim, I sure can! I think there’s a video out there but it’s a little dated…I’ll make a new one!

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  2. jim morgan

    July 15, 2019 at 7:31 am

    appreciate all your videos==question, would you cover how to maintain your spine angle throughout the swing?

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  3. Paul Lazare

    July 15, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll try it out this afternoon.

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  4. Flo Pouyat

    July 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    3 wood seems to be a hard club to hit can you please do a lesson

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    • Quite The Chap

      July 24, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      That we can do!

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  5. LEON AMER

    March 14, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    With driver, 3w, and sometimes 5w, I tend to see the clubhead out of the corner of my left eye (I’m a righty) … does this mean my backswing is too long ?

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    • Quite The Chap

      March 23, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      Hey Leon, it’s really tough to say. Phil Mickelson has a long back swing and it seems to work for him. Jack Nicklaus’s was even a little longer than average. I would say that if your longer backswing causes you to be out of sync with the rest of your swing, then it might be something to look at.

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    • BA

      August 16, 2020 at 6:34 am

      just a guess here but if your wrist is cupping or your elbow is bending, the club-head can travel to where you will see it I sometimes have this happen because of my wrist cupping). Something to keep an eye on, er I mean something to be aware of 🙂

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