Hello. I’m Brian Fitzgerald The Golf Doctor. And today I’m going to talk about why most
left handers slice the golf ball. Stay tuned. [MUSIC] So why do most left handed golfers seem to
slice the ball. Well. I’ve got a theory. Particularly in Australia where we play a
lot of cricket. And I am a right handed person. I am very right handed. Yet when I play cricket. I play cricket left handed. Now you are batting correctly when you play
cricket and you are batting left handed and if you are batting correctly you are going
to have your right hand in control. So your right hand is the strong one. So when I played cricket and I didn’t play
cricket at a very high level it was mostly school boy cricket. I was really weak hitting it over to the right
or the on side. I was pretty strong on the off side. And that’s because my right hand was always
dominating. So when we equate that to golf. If you are a left handed golfer but your dominant
hand is your right hand. Your right hand is basically going to be pulling
that club down. And as soon as I start pulling that club down
you can see that the clubface is pointing out to the left. Which is open. Which is going to impart spin that goes right
to left. Which is a slice. So when I started playing golf on the tour. I quickly realised that in any given year
I would have to hit at least 6 shots a year where my ball was up against a tree. So what I used to practice every single week
was trying to hit some shots upside down with my club. So at first I thought this was pretty easy. I am a left handed cricketer. But it was actually hard because my right
hand still wanted to do that. So eventually I got to the point where I could
hit it decently. I started hitting some wedges and progressed
up. So I will try and hit my right handed 7 iron. The hardest thing here is to not let my right
hand work that way. I actually feel like I am hitting a back hand
at table tennis or tennis and I am getting my right hand to do that. That will help square the club up. So we will see how I go. So there is a shot that just started slightly
left and I hit it with a little draw. And that’s gone up there about 120m. It wasn’t a big swing. I wasn’t trying to hit it hard. But I could do that pretty consistently. But most importantly, the ball spun left to
right. Which was a little draw. So when I started coaching for a living. I also realised that about 30% of my clients
were going to be left handed. So I needed to try and demonstrate when I
became a coach. So I started practising each week left handed. So the things that you can do away from the
course that’s going to help you if you are in this situation is start brushing your teeth
left handed. If you walk the dog. Hold the lead in your left hand as you walk
the dog. Start throwing the ball left handed. Drink cups of tea, coffee, wine, whatever
it is left handed. Grab a sandwich from the plate left handed. It’s not really to make your left hand stronger. It’s to improve the link between the brain
and your left hand. Because if you are a right dominant person
the link between the your brain and your right hand is very strong and the signal between
the left and the brain isn’t as strong. So if you can do those things away from the
golf course. it will make it a lot easier when you get
to the course. And as I said if you are right dominant. just feel like you are throwing the frisbee
right handed. Or hitting a back hand. All of those things help. So I will try and hit one with a left handed
club now. And a nice little soft draw. That ball has gone around 120 metres or so. I don’t hit it as far left handed as I do
right handed because my left hand isn’t as strong. But I can still hit it with a good shape. So there is something you can do if you are
a right dominant person playing left handed. You can stop slicing the ball. By following those few simple drills. So do things left handed as much as you can. Even if you stop at a set of traffic lights
in the car. While the lights are red. Get your imaginary table tennis bat out and
hit some forehands with your left hand, swap over and hit some imaginary back hands and
we put it together and we have got a golf swing. So that should stop improve your slice. Thank you for letting me help you with your
golf. I am Brian Fitzgerald. The Golf Doctor. And if you like my videos you can Subscribe
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36 thoughts on “Left Handed Golf Tip | Left Handed Golf Swing Tips |Why Most Left Handed Golfers Slice”

  1. Bloke I'm mixed I write, play golf and bat left handed but bolwe, throw, catch right handed,
    I feel the right side is stronger but left i have better balance and yes I'v had massive slicing issue's in the past what you say makes a lot of sense.

  2. thanks for this vid, im right handed for everything except cricket and golf. i've suspected this for a fair while now as i played a lot of cricket at a fsirly high level as a youngster. i have trouble with the slice and while i've improved it still pops up some days and feel like my right hand is playing a cover drive therefore opening the club face. this is mostly with the driver. going to start your tips a use left hand more and see how it goes.

  3. Brian, in Canada hockey is the culprit not cricket. More left handed shots in hockey than there is right.

  4. I'm a left hander….
    so my right arm is not the dominant arm. but I still slice.. you basically saying in video that left handers are right hand dominant….unless I'm hearing it wrong

  5. For lefties, the wrong club path (which also pulls the face open) is the reason they slice. Not this whole dominant arm thing. They need to swing inside out, instead of outside in. The two diagonal tee setup will fix that slice within minutes.

  6. Thanks for the video. I just began golfing this month. I'm right-handed for everything except I golf lefty (baseball batting and hockey too). I have a very wicked right-to-left slice but almost exclusively when using my driver. It happens much less frequently when using irons/woods/hybrids. I'm still new, so it might just be a matter of form or posture but it is such a drastic slice I would have to turn 45 degrees+ to fix it!

  7. Thanks for this, I'm going to attempt to do all basic tasks left handed and also some not so basic , this slice mainly with the driver is making golf harder than it already is!

  8. Thanks for the understanding of us lefty players who are right hand dominate. I do a lot of easy things as you mentioned already. I am working on trying to hit a draw to get the ball either going some better straight or toward the target.

  9. very elucidating video. I am this exact person. Right handed in everything except throwing, punching, batting, and golfing. I can throw a Frisbee either way. Now I can address my heavy slice. I once drove a ball straight to Kennebunkport via, New Jersey. I was teeing off from Saskatchewan.

  10. Hi Ryan, your assumption of slice seems to me a bit daring. For me it's the opposite ! thanks for your suggestions Krgds

  11. Nice video as I'm a lefty with right hand dominate with a slight strong grip. I have a problem with the shoulders taking over and coming to the inside which seems to push the ball to the left. I can use my left hand pretty well. Any advice to correct this? Thanks

  12. OMG YOUR ME!!, I'm right-handed for EVERYTHING!, Bowling, writing, darts, shooting everything!.. BUT!!.. I am left handed for cricket/baseball batting naturally!. Looking forward to exploring your videos. Hope you do online coaching as I want to start golf 🙂 … Left handed of course 🙂

  13. Its the same in Canada, most are right handed but play hockey left handed. Hence why my 4-somes usually have 3 leftys.

  14. +Willem Parshley
    his is amazing. Right-hand dominant lefty who grew up playing baseball
    and has always struggled with a push/slice, and this was incredibly
    helpful

    +Willem Parshley
    I some how deleted your comment. Sorry about that.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave on and I am so happy that my video helped you. This problem is amazingly common.

    Stick with it and you will get better.
    Brian

  15. Please take this video down. It is the most worthless video on YouTube. You taught nothing in this video. You told several worthless stories about your life that have no relevance to correcting a slice. I am left handed and your suggestions help in no way at all to my slicing a ball.

  16. Thanks! Can you please provide more content on this topic? I'm right-hand dominant and having a horrible problem with the slice as a left-handed golfer. This video seems very accurate.

  17. I am a right hand dominate leftie who slices the ball if the aim of the game was to hit a slice i would be tiger. In saying that thou i am inconsistent sometimes i hit it straight or with a slight draw which makes me fall in love with the game only to have it break my heart at the next tee box i was just wondering are there any drills i could set up whilst practising my swing that would help me consistently hit the straight ball.

  18. This has absolutely no practical use at all. A right-handed golfer has no idea what effects a left-handed slice. And to suggest that you start using your left hand to improve the "signal" to the brain is ludicrous. A left-handed slice is a mechanical deficiency in the swing. Set-up, grip, swing… whatever. Not this type of trash.

  19. I was playing 9 yesterday. And my group was starting right in front of a league of 30. I swung and missed my driver 25 times, not kidding, I whiffed 25 times, and rest of day couldn’t do it. Every other club I’m fine but my driver I can’t touch the ball. Help

  20. dislike for the volume alone. watching on a laptop and hate when I have to strain to hear one of every three words. no idea about the quality of his tips because of this

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