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If you have a tendency to slice most of your shots and lose distance, even when you manage to keep the ball in play, you might well be able to remedy this frustrating fault by changing you equipment….

If you have a tendency to slice most of your shots and lose distance, even when you manage to keep the ball in play, you might well be able to remedy this frustrating fault by changing you equipment.
The old classic remedy was to switch from clubs with a standard hosel to an offset hosel, but with so much technology being brought into golf in recent years, there are now some clubs, notably drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, which enable you to eliminate a slice or create a draw simply by adjusting a set of screws at the back of the club’s head – but here you’ll need to talk to a teaching pro or to a clued up golf-shop assistant (and then give the clubs a try-out and be happy that they can help you) before reaching for your credit card.
Offset hosels?
The first step is to check the necks of all your clubs.
If the shaft, hosel and leading edge of the club-face form a straight line, you might benefit by switching to offset hosels which put the shaft slightly ahead of the clubface and gives you a little more time to square up the face at impact and stop that hateful slice.
But again, try out some clubs with offset hosels to be sure they will do the trick for you before making any investment in them.

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