In this video, PGA Teaching Professional Todd Kolb teaches you how to fix a push shot. A push is a golf shot that starts to the right of the intended target and stays right with very little movement. One of the easiest ways to know if you have hit a push shot is your divot. The divot will be angled right of the target or your target line.
A cause of the push shot may just simply be your aim. If you are set-up with your shoulders, hips, and feet right of the target, this is where your ball may go. Before the shot, make sure you are parallel to your target and you are aligned properly. Along with your alignment, the ball position could cause you to push the golf ball. If the ball is too far back in your stance, it could also cause you to push the shot. The fix for this is to get the ball in the correct position which should be just off of your left eye (for a right hander) or off of the middle of your chest for an iron shot. For wood shots, it needs to be just off the inside of your left foot or your left chest.
Lastly, you may be pushing the golf ball due to your swing. If your arms in the downswing are tucked too far inside or what we like to ball “staying behind your body”, it will cause the club to be inside and you swing to far to the right in your follow-through. You need to feel that the club is swinging more down your target line versus inside the target line.
For help with fixing a pull shot, click here.