The next step is to hit a golf ball with this swing. This will be fairly easy to do, much easier than it has been to make your practice swing your real swing. That's because in the old days, when your mind switched from your practice swing to your real swing, you would start to think about a bunch of technical stuff that didn't fit and never would fit in with the way you move.
Full Shoulder Turn - by not making a full shoulder turn during your backswing, you are setting yourself up for an over the top or outside-to-in swing path, which is a sure way of encouraging the slice! If you can make a full 90 degree shoulder turn by the top of your backswing, you are going to be well on your way to curing that slice.
This exercise is meant to take you through every aspect of your game, and show you what needs a lot of work, what needs a little work, and what is doing fine.
The second step is to check your golf grip. Now you have a couple of options here when it comes to grip. There are two good solid grips you can try. The first is the ten finger grip, which as you may have guessed, uses all ten fingers for a good solid grip. The other type of grip is the interlocking grip which interlocks the fingers and also gives a good grip. Slightly more advanced is the overlapping grip. The best thing to do is to find a grip that is comfortable for you, but above all stay with whatever grip you choose, at least initially. If you keep changing your grip, you're adding more variables.
Whatever these points are, remember them, because odds are they will crop up again and again during your round. Your job now is to learn to hit that second shot first, more often, when you can't take mulligans at the drop of a hat.
Magazines. There are some excellent golf magazines available today, and in most of these print publications, you can find expert reviews as well as opinions from normal people just like you on different brands and models of equipment.
Remember that a proper divot occurs when you first strike the ball, then the turf and that a crisply hit shot results in a divot that starts after point of ball impact. A straight or slightly inside to outside divot (relative to target line) is ideal and indicates a straight golf shot. An inside to outside divot that points far right indicates too flat of a swing which can cause pushes or hooks. An outside to inside divot indicates an over the top or too steep swing which can cause pulls or slices.