How to Fix Your Slice + Improving Your Pitch Shot Control
In this video, Teaching Professional Brett Bennett teaches you how to fix the common slice and control pitch shots. With a pitch shot ranging from 30 to 50 yards, you want to get the ball close to help you score around the course. The technique with this shot is that you are going to open your stance slightly and play the ball just slight of back in your stance. From here, you want to take about a third swing and have an abbreviated follow-through. The club of choice may be a 56 or 60 degree wedge depending on how much green you have to work with. You will see the ball pop up and land on the green, releasing slightly towards the hole.
The first way to help with the slice is to strengthen your grip. As a right hander, take your left and move it more towards the right side of the grip. You should be able to see two to three knuckles on the left hand. Next, go ahead and release the golf club. When you swing through, you want your left hand to be under your right hand. The right hand from there will have released, hopefully resulting in the ball going more towards the left and fixing that slice.