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Finish perfect to develop consistency and reduce the slice!!

This articles summarizes how to reduce you inconsistent shot with a special focus on removing the slice and fat/hitting behind the ball.

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Cote Golf Instruction in Stamford, Ct


Finish Correctly to Kill Your Slice Today!!


When you throw a ball, shoot dart, toss a horseshoe, hit a tennis ball or kick a soccer ball you’re not worried about what you’re doing with your hand or foot on the backswing, but you are focused on you target.  Jon Cote a PGA Member and owner of Cote Golf Instruction in Stamford, Ct suggests “We learn quickly as children because we watch and imitate others.  Having a picture then moving to produce that image is a powerful way to learn”. Focusing on the target allows your brain to communicate with your hand or foot to produce the most efficient mechanics possible in order to accomplish the desired motion. Just try to shoot a basketball in a hoop saying this  1) take arm back slow 2) bend elbow 20 degrees  3) full wrist cock 4) ball on 1st and 3rd finger tips 5) elbow in line with basket 6) left elbow at 45 degree angle….ect.  You would be lucky to draw iron!!  To see this article and more  go to my blog at >





Jon Cote on the Ball Flight Laws > Slicing is caused by #1 OPEN CLUBFACE! Many amateurs believe that the swing path is the main cause of a slice when truly the swing path just exaggerates the slice.   Let me explain a little!  You can swing the club from inside out, straight in line or outside in, but if the face is open to the line your swinging……you will slice.  That said, we need to understand the emphasis needs to  be placed on getting the clubface square to closed at impact firstt, then worrying about the path. 


The Finish Drill:  A Cote Golf Instruction Signature Drill!!


* In the Finish Drill we will focus on swinging the club to a finished position that is designed to produce perfect swing path and clubface angles removing the draw. 


1)  Using a 7 iron place ball 1” left of center

2) Feet and shoulders ( don’t disregard shoulder alignment please) aiming 10 yds right of target

3) Grip showing 2 knuckles on the left hand; right hand covers up 90% of the left thumb

4) Make practice swings finishing with shaft pointing directly at your target ( as if you were going to poke target with clubhead) and toe of club pointing to 10 o’clock.  Visualize a clock and the position on 12 on it…now turn the toe to point to 10. 

5) You should also be completely straight with arms, with weight on the left and hips turned.

6)  Start with 30-50 practice swing until you can produce this “finish” exactly perfect and in rhythm. 

7) Add a golf ball making sure you hold the same finish as described above.  Once you can hit 10 in a row fairly solid and with draw then you can try some full speed swings.


Summary- Now you are moving the club with perfect path and clubface angles designed to eliminate the fade.  You have the information now stay athletic and rhythmical and what your shots soar.


Jon Cote Bio


Jon Cote is a 13 years PGA Teaching Professional and owner of Cote Golf Instruction in the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa located in Stamford, ct.  Blending ball flight simulation, multiple video cameras and 13 years teaching experience he helps people fix there swing problems faster and shoot lower scores quicker.


Jon Cote, PGA Member

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My goal is to provide the highest quality golf instruction possible, by blending time-tested fundamentals of golf with each students’ unique swing style and learning method. Every person brings different physical, mental, and emotional equipment to the game. Customizing a lesson plan for these needs shortens the learning process, and allows my students the shortest possible route to realizing their full golfing potential.

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