Golf tip of the week: Applying inverse law to cure a slice

PHOTO PROVIDED Setup with shoulders pointing right of the target to cure a slice.

Many golfers aim left to correct a slice, but aiming to the left is what causes a slice.

By applying the inverse law, a golfer can curve the ball left to right or right to left. The shoulder plane is the key. If the shoulders aim left of the intended target-line, the ball will fade or slice. If the shoulders are closed, aiming to the right, the ball will spin right to left inducing a draw or hook. This also referred to as the gear effect.

With all the above said, the other basics still apply, proper grip, takeaway, etc.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.