How To Fix A Slice With The Stand Closer Drill

by Steve | Last Updated: 19 August 2021

In this video PGA Pro Richard Lawless shows you how to fix a golf slice with the Stand Closer Drill

Now when a lot of people slice the ball a very common theme that I see is people start to then think. Well if I stand further away from the ball it will give you room and maybe it will promote more of an inside attack on the ball.

Often this can have quite an adverse effect really and almost make it worse. So the further you stand a way from the ball, the more you start stretching to reach the ball which again promotes this slicing action.

If I’m stretching for the ball so the distance between the club and me is quite big. When I start down and I start reaching for the ball the same thing happens. The club starts going over the top and gets this outside to in swing path which puts this spin on the ball that gives us the slice.

So your best option really is to stand closer to the ball. So get in right with it. Feel that you’re going to be quite trapped and quite close to it if you can try and make sure your hands are under your chin.

The distance between the club and you is going to be a maximum of maybe a hands width. So now to get to the ball I’ve got to actually bring the club in quite close to my right thigh and look what’s happened. The club’s started approaching more from the inside.

So it might feel very vey cramped and tight but that’s a good feeling to have. So don’t go with your initial instincts and stand further away from it because it’s only going to make it worse.

Get yourself nice and close. Feel like it’s quite cramped so you can get into a position where you can actually hit from the inside.

Steve King, the founder of Fore King Golf, started playing golf at the tender age of 29, after years spent playing many other sports and getting dodgy knees. Although late to the game, Steve soon fell in love with the sport and found himself, like many others, addicted to the pursuit of improvement and playing better. He is currently a member of The Kendleshire Golf Club & Hercules Golf Society, as well as running several competitions for Fore King Golf