The entire golf magazine industry centers around this one recycled mantra of a headline. My biggest complaint about the snake oil “slice cure” headlines is that golfers everywhere fall for this crap and continue to buy these magazines.
For whatever reason, the golf magazines just can’t seem to get the secret across in the February issue so they recycle the content again in the August issue. And don’t forget the special insert for June that has “10 Tips to (you guessed it) Help Cure Your Slice”.
It’s just this simple folks, if you slice the golf ball, you’re hitting it totally wrong. You pretty much suck, but don’t give up. All you have to do is learn to play your slice and you’ll be a lot happier. You’ll still look like crap, but you’ll start to have more fun.
Truth be told, Jack Nicklaus made a pretty damn good living hitting a fade which is just a hair off of a slice. Whatever shape shot you hit, learn to hit it consistently and you’ll do just fine. Consistency is the real secret to golf and no magazine can help you with that.
There is absolutely no secret in any golf magazine that is the magic bullet of slice cures. Just forget about trying to find one. Don’t ever pick up a golf magazine at a news stand again thinking there will be some tip you haven’t heard of that just might cure your slice.