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Improve Your Golf Game

August 23, 2016, 10:12 AM HST
* Updated August 24, 2:31 PM
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This article is the first in a new series of monthly golf tips written by David Gerken, the PGA head golf professional at Kahili Golf Course.

Are you sick and tired of slicing your golf ball? In this article, David will demonstrate how to get rid of your slice and gain more than 20 yards on your drive!

Read the captions in the slideshow (photos 1 through 6) and view the two videos below to find out how…

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Video one, below, demonstrates pictures 1 through 3. You can see the club hitting the head cover, which proves the club was swung too steep and to the left causing an off balance finish. This swing created a weak, left to right curving shot.

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Video two, below, demonstrates photos 4 through 6. I was able to swing “in to out” and miss the head cover, proving the club was not traveling on a steep path. This swing created an “in to out” path that made the ball fly from right to left!

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Enjoy hitting a draw that goes much longer than your current shot!

PHOTO 1: Most golfers that slice start with a weak grip.  As you can see, the right hand is on top of the club too much.

PHOTO 1: Most golfers that slice start with a weak grip.  As you can see, the right hand is on top of the club too much.

PHOTO 2: A weak grip promotes an open clubvface throughout the swing starting with the takeaway as seen in this photo.

PHOTO 2: A weak grip promotes an open club face throughout the swing starting with the takeaway as seen in this photo.

PHOTO 3: The club is also open at the top of the swing as the toe of the club is pointing down towards the ground.

PHOTO 3: The club is also open at the top of the swing as the toe of the club is pointing down towards the ground.

PHOTO 4: To make a stronger grip, rotate your hands to the right. Your left hand is now more on top of the club and your right hand is more underneath the club.

PHOTO 4: To make a stronger grip, rotate your hands to the right. Your left hand is now more on top of the club and your right hand is more underneath the club.

PHOTO 5: With this stronger grip, start the backswing while trying to keep the club face pointing at the ball. This will keep the club face more closed.

PHOTO 5: With this stronger grip, start the backswing while trying to keep the club face pointing at the ball. This will keep the club face more closed.

PHOTO 6: Now at the top of the swing the club face is closed as you can see the club face is pointing up at the sky.

PHOTO 6: Now at the top of the swing the club face is closed as you can see the club face is pointing up at the sky.

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