How To Fix A Golf Push: 5 Crucial Points
In golf, when your ball starts right of the target line and just stays there, it is known as the push. It could be rather problematic as that could be costing you a few shots every time you play a round of golf. You don’t really want that do you? That’s precisely why you need to rectify this issue right now!
It really is an easy fix and you can probably do it in a few driving range sessions. Just spend a little effort on it and you will get the rewards, so why not? If you want to hit the ball a lot straighter and longer, here is what you need to do:
Start releasing your hands
One reason why most people hit a push shot is because they tend to hold on to their release of the golf club a little too long after impact. That means your clubface does not turn over and it will just be aiming down the right side at impact. No doubt that would result in a push!
The simple idea (or swing thought) would be to turn over your hands a little sooner.
Aim at your target!
A common mistake that people make when they are hitting a push is that they aim left to compensate for it. The truth is that it would only enhance the problem. All you need to do is to aim at your target and swing naturally. That is probably the simplest yet most effective cure to your push. Try it and see if it fixes your swing problems.
Check shoulder alignment
Sometimes, if your shoulder is aiming down the right, it would promote an in-to-out swing path and that means the ball will tend to start out right and just stays there. There will be times when you get the timing right and turn the ball back on target, but that doesn’t happen too often, does it?
Make sure your shoulders are aiming properly!
Clubface at setup
Aligning your clubface may be difficult and you would aim it down the right subconsciously. Pick a spot just in front of your ball and aim your clubface at the spot. That would help in rectifying your problem.
Try hitting fades
Hitting a fade requires an out-to-in swing path, which is the opposite of what a push requires. If you practice it enough, the issue will be fixed in no time! It’s rather simple as well, so it’s worth a try.