Would you like to know the optical illusion that causes your golf slice and instantly cure it? Or, would you like to spend the rest of your life reading golf books and magazines and videos and wearing imbecilic “Tin Cup” contraptions never finding the cure to your dreaded golf slice until you go to Heaven and your headstone reads: “Never could manage to cure his golf slice.”?
Don’t you find it weird that your self-esteem is tied to your last golf game? If your lawn is covered in weeds and you mow it the weeds will always come back. It’s important to get to the root of the problem otherwise your slice will always come back. You have to get down on your knees with your $2 weeder and pull the weeds out from the root. It’s important to know the optical illusion that is causing your slice and it is important to know how to cure it in one simple move. Then you can regain your self-esteem from your life ruining slice.
Have you had 500 golf lessons to cure your slice each time thinking “I’ve got it!” after hitting a couple of nice straight shots and ending the lesson on a high note only to have your slice return like a bad cold the next time you visit the links? Do you feel embarrassed like a complete dufus every time this pattern reoccurs?
There are countless fabulous golf instructors. Where are they? Are they hiding under rocks like the financial adviser who made off with your retirement fund?
They say that there are five fundamentals to golf. There is only one. Lets say that your golf pro takes a look at your setup and sees that your shoulders are aligned left. Then he sees you take the club back outside and at the top your left wrist is cupped. Then you come down outside in, cutting across the ball and repeatedly slice. Ask yourself this: “Is it in the best financial interest of my golf pro to cure all of this instantly or would he make more money letting me suffer for the rest of my life in chronic agony?” Ask him?
O.K. The time has come to put you out of your misery once and for all, and for free, instantly. Focus now. Take your address position. Look down at your hands. Where is the slit between your left thumb and index finger pointing? You know that it’s supposed to point at your right shoulder and it is, right? Wrong. This is the optical illusion that is ruining your life, keeping you at the range until dusk and ruining your marriage.
Arnold Palmer says in his book that you should spend the first year of your golf career working on your grip. It’s important to lay the grip from the middle pad of your index finger to just above your pinky and then put the heel pad of your left hand above the grip, to get the club to cock up properly on the backswing; but you knew that.
Now go back to your address position. Look at your hands. Look at where the slit between your thumb and index finger is pointing. It’s pointing at your right shoulder, right? Wrong. This is the optical illusion that is ruining your shoulder alignment and golf swing and causing your slice. Here is how to cure it instantly and permanently and stop slicing your golf balls into the right forest and sand traps. From your address position with a 7 iron, use your hands to lift your 7 iron up until your hands are in front of your diaphragm and your golf club shaft is perfectly vertical to the ground, straight up and down and the head of the golf club is pointing at the sky. Now take your right hand off of the club. Now, where is the slit between your left thumb and your index finger pointing? “My God! It’s pointing at my chest! My grip is too weak! This is opening up my shoulders at address, forcing me to take the club back outside, and slice! My God! I’m cured!”
Now, rotate your left hand a touch clockwise, to the right, until the slit is pointing at your right shoulder, but not past that or you will hook. All of a sudden your shoulders are parallel to the line, your club is taking the proper path back, returning to the ball on the right path, and your slice is gone. A lifetime of working on your shoulder alignment, your golf swing and making all sorts of compensations, all because when you look at your hands at address an optical illusion makes you see that your slit is pointing at your right shoulder when in fact the slit is pointing at your chest. Don’t be angry with your golf pro – he didn’t know this either. From his position he is prone to the same optical illusion. Give the guy a break. For millions of years everyone thought that the earth was flat. Nobody knew that the earth was the same shape as a golf ball. It doesn’t make sense.
by Karen Fish