Fix Your Slice This Off-Season With an Easy Indoor Drill

You can practice eliminating a slice by training your swing using this unorthodox household item.

By Sabrina Naccarato

I’m sure you’ve seen golf instructors all over the internet using different types of training aids, gadgets, and tools to help mold the perfect golf swing. So have I, but, I’ve never once seen any instructor pull a utensil out of a kitchen drawer for the purpose of working on the swing path and clubface location. It might sound crazy, but Director of Teaching Quality, Brad Skupaka, is really onto something with this drill using a common dinner fork.

Skupaka grabs the fork, and slips it between his knuckles, with the tines pointed backward, while he’s holding the club. The whole purpose of holding the fork is to ensure the tines are pointed back throughout the backswing, this will promote the clubface to remain closed. If the fork turns and points in front of you, the clubface is too open and that’s an automatic indicator of a slice-causing-swing.

As unconventional as this sounds, it really does make sense. And the more you practice your swing and focus on where the fork is pointing, the easier it’s going to be to naturally keep your clubface closed throughout the entire swing. Plus, if your mind is concentrated on a darn fork, a slice is the last thing you’re going to think about.


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