Ridding yourself of hooks and slices.




  1. Christian

    So speaking from the position of a somewhat recovering pull slicer who has tried a lot of things… this would make it me either shank it or hit it 2 fairways to the right. My thinking is that there are a lot of issues going on with the pull slicer that are causing club face issues. For example lack of tilt at impact or bad release. Rolling the right wrist under isn’t going to fix those other issues so I think you are still going to have the bad club face to path relationship.

    • Monte Scheinblum

      That’s what pull slicers have such a hard time getting rid of it. Because how to fix it seems so wrong.

  2. Walter

    My comment has nothing to do with golf, or maybe it does. We have this college football player whining about be in duped in an “ONLINE RELATIONSHIP” with a woman that never existed. Get this the “RELATIONSHIP” was over a period of about three years. So, she died and we find out the whole thing was bunch of non sense, she never existed in the first place. This is for all you lonely hearts out there, there is no such thing as a Relationship unless you actually meet someone if there is , you are in trouble. Now the relationship between the ball and the golf chub head is that the club head must be perpendicular to the desired line of flight at contact ( except for an intentional fade or hook). As for you lonely hearts don’t be afraid to make a pass at real person, even if you get a slap in the face it’s fun, and you won’t take yourself so seriously.

    • Mike Divot

      Wha-? Are you now going to tell us how your mom made $800 an hour working on the internet?

  3. Sam

    I think you can do all of the above and still slice or pull hook if your shoulders are too quick and your hand path is too “straight to the ball” like you were hitting a baseball. A player swinging opposite of their dominate hand might not be able to experience the “skipping a stone” feel as well. Thinking hands back and down in transition may help slow the shoulders and put the hands on a better path. I’m not disagreeing, just adding what might be another cause. Monte, any thoughts on hand path with all of this?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      I would agree with you…look where my hand path goes in the video.

  4. woody

    Big misses aren’t the result of mis-applying ball flight laws. They’re the result of not being bodily coordinated, in a golf sense.

    As a coach/instructor, you have to work with the material that you’re given. If someone can’t do the right thing, then maybe a band-aid is the next best thing.

    At 2:11, “shift into your left side,” the transition appears to be done. It seems like the other details are post-transition.

  5. Andrew Tyler

    My miss is a about a 15 yard push with the driver. Should I correct the face, or the path, or both? Probably not that simple without video.

    • Monte Scheinblum

      Need to see it to make sure. If its a straight push, the path and face are too far right and you would want more left arm rotation…as long as on the downswing, a line from the butt of your club doesn’t point inside the ball.

      • Andrew Tyler

        Now that I think about it, maybe it’s a 30 yard push. 🙂

  6. mukster

    1st year physics at university put me to sleep, absolutely hated every minute. Loving all the new ball flight law stuff, been bouncing between here and a guy on YouTube called Joseph Mayo. This here video is pretty easy to understand, thanks.

  7. woody

    For people who try to adjust face & path at impact:

    How long does the ball stay on the clubface?
    Answer: 0.0004 Seconds

    How much closing of the clubface will occur when the driver contacts the ball? Answer: The speed of the heel of the driver is about 10 mph slower than the toe of the driver.

    Will the ball will leave the clubhead in the direction of the face at separation?
    Answer: The most clubface influence on INITIAL ball-flight direction occurs when the ball is at its most compressed point — not the clubface orientation at separation.


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