FAULT: SWING PATH TOO STEEP
This shows the club traveling “over the top” and outside-to-in or right to left. This is a steep or across the ball move that creates a pull and if the club face is open a pull slice.
Most players that have a steep club path will ultimately get tired of hitting a pull, so the will start to hinge their lead arm to keep the face of the club open. This is the most common fault amount most golfers. This will produce a textbook slice.
FIX: SHALLOWER PATH AND RELEASE THE CLUBFACE
DRILL: SHALLOWER PATH
Placing the teaching rod in this fashion you will not be allow to swing “over the top” and still make contact with the ball. These rods help you to shallow out you swing. The rod on the ground point towards the target and the other angle across the target line with the ball placed under the rod. This promotes a more in-to-out golf swing. Correcting the path will also allow you to deliver the most efficient power to the golf ball. The path has less to do with where the ball will travel, so let talk about the face.
DRILL: RELEASE OF THE FACE
By placing you rear foot well back in your stance and placing most of your weight on the front foot take a few swings and notice how much further the club travels behind you. More importantly notice how your hands and arms release. The right arm folds over the left and the left elbows stays closer to the body. This is a proper release and not the hinge in the elbow that keeps the club face open through impact.
By working on these two areas you should notice the ball start more at the target and have less curve.