One of the biggest keys to a good golf swing is the quality of your body rotation. Of course, not all of us are able to turn like Rory McIlroy, but what you should be looking to do is maximise your rotation. If you are losing shots to the right think about how you rotate your body to stop slicing.

A common mistake – I call it a ‘cheat’ – is when players turn a small amount, setting the club moving on the right path, but then complete the backswing by just lifting their arms. This is a cheat because you are not rotating properly and it’s an easy position to hold. The result here is that the swing plane is changed and the angle of attack becomes too steep.

On the range, hold a club across your chest and practise your turn.

You should feel your weight set onto your right foot as you turn back. If you can make a solid turn without lifting your arms, you will rotate your body to stop slicing. It should be a difficult position to maintain – this is good. From here you’ll have a better angle of attack and more time to get the club back squarely to the ball. Both of these things will help fix your slice and maybe even turn it into a soft draw.

Top tips

  • Hold a club across your chest and practise your turn.
  • You should feel your weight set onto your right foot as you turn back
  • If you can make a solid turn without lifting your arms, you will have a far more efficient, slice-resistant move.
  • A common mistake is when players only turn a small amount.
  • This causes them to set the club moving on the right path, but then complete the backswing by just lifting their arms.
  • You should looking to maximise your rotation, particularly in the shoulders.
  • This will encourage a more in-to-out club path, rather than a slice-inducing out-to-in path often caused by a player not turning enough and just picking the club up outside the line.