Fix Your Banana Slice

You've either had it or you have it. Jason Guss shows you how to fix the dreaded banana slice by using your sand wedge.

Released on 9/8/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Guss

Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath, Michigan

Transcript

00:00
I think you all know what this means,
00:02
(golf club whacks)
00:03
the banana slice.
00:03
I'm going to show you a great drill how to fix it.
00:06
I'm Jason Guss
00:07
and this is Breaking Bad Scores.
00:09
(rock music)
00:11
(golf club cracks)
00:13
The problem?
00:14
Your golf ball is probably slicing massively to the right.
00:17
The cause?
00:18
On the downswing,
00:19
you're swinging too outside in or over the top.
00:22
The fix?
00:23
Is probably in your golf bag.
00:24
I'm going to show you how to cure that banana slice
00:27
with your sand wedge.
00:28
Banana slice!
00:29
(banana whipping the air)
00:30
You're gonna put a club on the ground that's aligned
00:32
to the blue flag or whatever target you're aiming at.
00:34
And then, you're going to start at your golf ball,
00:36
make two big steps backwards,
00:38
and one step to the inside of the target line.
00:41
You're going to turn your wedge upside-down
00:43
and smash it in the ground.
00:45
Now, you've created a visual
00:47
of where you want the club to swing from.
00:49
The old golf swing would come down way out here,
00:52
which would create that banana slice.
00:54
The new you is going to swing a little more
00:56
from the inside.
00:58
If you can start to do this drill at home
00:59
and swing underneath that sand wedge,
01:01
your banana slice is going to be gone in no time.
01:04
If this drill helped fix your banana slice,
01:06
do me a favor and comment below.
01:08
Also, for more great drills,
01:09
subscribe to the Golf Digest Channel
01:11
and be sure to follow us on Twitter @GolfDigestMag
01:14
or me personally @JasonGussGolf.
01:17
(scene retake beeps)
01:18
Banana slice!
01:20
(frantic rock music)
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