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Get rid of the push shot

The ball starts to the right of target line and continues to fly straight along that line.

Check this list of possible faults.

  • Aim: Clubface not normally a factor.
    Ball too far back in stance
    Ball position too far back in stance

  • Grip: Grip a little weak but not usually a factor.

  • Ball position: The ball position needs to be right so you hit the ball at the bottom of the swing arc. Ball likely to be too far back causing you to block the shot.

  • Stance: It may be too wide restricting the weight transference on the forward swing.

  • Body alignment: The feet, hips and shoulders may be aiming too far to the right. (See above).
    Weight is on heels
    Weight is on heels

  • Posture: You may be sitting too far back on your heels. Put your weight on to your toes more.

  • Swing: The body may well be sliding into the ball rather than turning through the shot. This means you are unlikely to be turning your hips as you should. (See above).

  • Golf coach tip: At the driving range, stand at the far right bay and hit to the left of the range. You won't push it.


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