The Best Golf Drivers for Slicers

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If a golfer has a problem with slicing, there are clubs that are made in which the shaft can be twisted to draw a hook bias. Get the right shaft flex from a local golf club fitter with help from a Class A member of the PGA of America in this free video on drivers for golf slicers.

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Hi, this is Kevin Battersby, with battersbygolf.com, in Coconut Creek, Florida. Let's talk about the best golf clubs for slicers. When you're purchasing your golf clubs, if you are slicing, in this day and age some of the technology's really phenomenal. They make the clubs now where the shaft will insert into the head, where you can actually twist the shaft to a draw bias, a hook bias, which usually is what a slicer needs to do in his golf club, in addition to finding the right loft. If you are a slicer and you're picking golf clubs you don't have to buy, for your driver, a low degree; a nine or ten or even eleven. As you get more of a twelve or thirteen, or possibly even get fourteen or fifteen, which isn't considered a driver but could be used for your driver when you're playing, you're going to hit the ball straighter. What makes the ball go offline is sidespin. Well obviously, if I have nine degrees in a club, as this is nine and a half, I'm going to get more sidespin, imparting more curvature to the shot. Just add three or four or five degrees by going to a higher lofted driver, so to speak; say thirteen or fourteen, you're going to have less sidespin, more backspin, which controls the shot better. In addition to that, you could buy what's considered a offset driver, where the head, if you notice in the club here there's a one to one relationship, basically, between the shaft and the line here. The offset has the shaft set back and the head slightly front, which makes it easier for the face to square and close on the golf ball, providing a nice draw or a hook, which is obviously essential if you're a slicer. When fitting yourself for a golf club driver to avoid slicing we've talked about the loft of the club; how you could pick a little higher loft to help temper that fade or slice in your shot. In addition, getting the right shaft flex from your local golf club fitter. But the third aspect of the club fitting would be getting the right grip. If you're a slicer you want a thinner grip. You can take the grip and stretch it out or even buy a thinner grip. You don't want to jumbo grip your slicer. With a thinner grip the club gets more in your fingers, applying more rotation to the face, eliminating the slice.

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