Originally posted by Starrman
Consistency, putting, slicing my drive.
Two things that can help you here.
For consistency. Ground your club behind your ball as you prepare for your swing. For your take away, make a conscious effort to drag the club on the ground for 12 inches behind the ball before your club loses contact with the ground. Take you backswing slowly. At the top of your swing you will feel a natural wrist cock occur. At that moment, pretend that you are holding a sickle. With your lead hand, slowly swing the club just as you would a sicklewhile rotating your hips at impact. This is a very easily repeatable swing which will produce consistency for you.
Regarding your slice. This is caused by your hips rotating before your hands can turn over. This should correct considerably with the technique above, however, some people are not able to draw the ball. If you are one of those, fear not, for you can play quite successfully hitting the fade. I play the fade predominantly because i am not consistent with my draw. If you get too quick on a draw you will produce a hard hook or a pull hook which can be worse than a slice.
Give this a try and see if it doesn't work for you. This technique to 10 strokes off my game. I am not a great golfer by any means. I generally shoot in the low 80"s, but I don't play enough to get the scores down into the 70's on a regualr basis.
As far as putting goes, this is one of the great mysteries of the universe. Everyone is so different here because of grip, comfort, stance, vision line, etc... My suggestion here is find something that works for you and stick with it. What works for me might never work for you. Putting is a major portion of the game of course, but just keep trying things and putters until something works for you.
Good luck to you.