Curing your Golf Slice is easier than you think
According to a Golf.com survey, more than 70% of golfers say cutting is their number one problem. And many golf experts estimate that up to 85% of golfers cut or hook the ball. Needless to say, a lot of attention and money is spent on curing the dreaded golf lump. Virtually all golf equipment manufacturers claim that the ball flies straighter.
Golfers spend a fortune on lessons, DVDs, swing coaches, self-correcting balls, and anti-slice drivers just to see the slightest improvement in their swing.
Even when golf instructors say “Cure Your Slice in 3 Simple Steps,” the actual instructions are much more complicated: “Your swing is inside-out or outside-in; you’re spraining your wrist; your arms are too stiff ( or loose); your stance, grip, backswing, downswing, or something is wrong, wrong, wrong”. When you count all the “indicators,” golf instructors indicate more than 25 different factors that cause you to cut.
These experts ignore the fundamental reason any of these errors cause a curved flight path. That is to say: if the clubface hits the ball at the wrong angle, friction is created between the clubface and the ball, causing side spin. That sideways twist is why you cut.
So the ultimate cure is quite simple. Reduce clubface friction and you will reduce your cut. But will some old slippery substance work?
As a former high stakes golfer, I can’t believe more golfers don’t know what old golf pros and high stakes players have known forever. Rub Vaseline or lip balm on the face of the club and you’ll hit the ball longer and straighter every time. Everyone in the game calls it “greasing” his club (even Lee Treviño mentioned it on David Feherty’s new show). But using traditional “grease” on the clubface is a pain in the butt.
The “grease” needs to be applied before every shot and it makes a mess on your head coverings and towels and worst of all, it stains your grips and hands.
Fortunately, there are newer alternatives to “fat” that don’t have those problems. With the advent of nanotechnologies, nanopolymer coatings can reduce lateral slippage better than any traditional “grease” used in golf, but without becoming greasy. Power Straight®, the original Anti-Slice Golf Club Coating©, is a patented nanopolymer scientifically designed to do just that.
While Power Straight® is completely undetectable by sight and touch, each application lasts one full round and reduces a cut or snag by up to 72%. It works absolutely every time. Unlike traditional golf “greases,” it will remain your secret since you don’t need to apply it before every shot.
I am not advocating the use of Power Straight® for tournament play (but I am not here to control the rules of golf).
Yet according to multiple independent studies, few recreational golfers know about, let alone play, the strict USGA rules. I honestly don’t think they should. It’s the equivalent of expecting a flag football game to play by NFL rules or an impromptu basketball game by NBA rules. It is nonsense and completely unreasonable. The boys go out in a foursome and often make up their own rules. Hell, I’ve even given a guy a drive and kick off the tee before. The only rules that should really matter are moving a ball (in play), dropping a ball (that was hit out of bounds or lost), or writing an incorrect score.
The average golfer is on the course to have a good time. It is a recreational sport used for relaxation, exercise, friendly competition, or just as an excuse to get out of the house. For those players, using Power Straight’s anti-cut coating means the difference between a day of frustration looking for your ball or a day of having a good time. For the rest of the players on the field, it means playing faster because they aren’t waiting for you while you’re in the woods.
And, just to be clear, I’m not suggesting you stop working on your golf skills. Even when using Power Straight®, proper shaping will help further enhance your slice.
My personal opinion is that beginners and high handicappers should focus more on their short game than their drive. On the driving range, too often you see beginners practicing with just their driver, when they should be hitting a lot more wedges, working on a consistent stroke (which can get you out of most trouble), and spending most of their practice time. on the green. Improving your short game is where you will see the biggest improvement in your score.
Once you’ve mastered your short game, you can work on all the intricacies of the perfect drive. Until then, just get out there and hit the ball and let Power Straight® help you gain more accuracy and hit a lot more fairways. Spend your time thinking about your next shot instead of looking for your ball.