Once most golfers have the basic fundamentals down, they often find themselves struggling with another difficult factor when playing golf: the slice. Although there are countless articles and instructional videos out there explaining how and why you should fix your slice, you’re much less likely to find an article or video explaining the merits of taming a slice and how it can be used to your advantage.
The CTRL Swing Master helps you do just that, and we’re here to tell you how. First of all, let’s get the technical stuff out of the way.
What is a Slice?
A slice is a shot during which the ball curves dramatically after being hit. For right-handed golfers, the ball will curve heavily from left to right. By contrast, left-handed golfers who hit a slice will find their ball curving abruptly from right to left. Although slices are most commonly seen in recreational players, you can rest easy knowing nearly every professional golfer out there has hit a few slices (or worse!) in their day.
What Causes a Slice?
A slice usually occurs when the club path is left of their clubface for a righty and vice versa for a lefty. This means that the club path is closed to the clubface and closed to the target line. This closed relative position of the club path can change the ball flight, resulting in a sort of "swipe" feel across the golf ball.
Why Controlling a Slice Can Be a Good Thing
While the descriptions above may seem a little foreboding, none of what we’ve discussed so far is to say that a slice is inherently a bad thing. On the contrary, it can be used to the player’s advantage. A slice can be hit intentionally to create a sweeping, curved shot that can help you get out of a sticky situation. For example, if you’ve found yourself in a position where a big tree is in the middle of your target line, an intentional slice can come in handy.
But what if you hit a slice on every other shot, whether you mean to or not? Isn’t that a bad thing?
Not necessarily. You’ll find lots of advice out there that says you need to "fix" your slice, but with CTRL, that’s simply not the case. Our hyper-personalized golf training aid helps you learn to work with your slice, not against it. Instead of trying to fix something that’s not broken, we provide the user with feedback on how to hit your ideal shot every time, slice or no slice.
Slipping on the sleeve and taking a few shots is all you need to get started. After that, our proprietary software will take over, providing you with tips on how you can tighten up your slice, focus more on your alignment, and increase the chances of successfully hitting your target.
At CTRL, we don’t want to change what works for you. Instead, our goal is to lead you down the path to consistency for each, and every, shot you take.