Originally Posted by Kslim
I just started golfing on/off this past year but I have a horrible tendency to slice the ball! Any tips/tricks instead of rolling my wrists?
Stance, body position, grip etc. etc. can be mentioned to death, but there is one thing that almost everyone slicing the ball is doing, and that is coming across the ball at impact from outside in. This is caused by pulling the club inside of the ball at the start of the backswing which in turn throws your whole swing off plane.
Here is what you do. Pull the club straight back from the golf ball when starting your backswing. If you need to, focus on something about a foot behind the golf ball and make sure your driver passes directly over top of it or even outside of it. I have even stuck one or two tees in the ground to give my student something to focus on. If you commit to this, you will see instant results.
Once you have mastered this new swing path in your mind, this is when you can safely try to fine tune other areas of your swing/grip/stance that might need some work. One thing at a time, start with the biggest problem and work on only that until you're comfortable that you can move on to something else.