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The Easiest Way To Avoid The Push Shot In Golf

At times, you may be frustrated that no matter what you do, your golf ball keeps flying off straight rather than curving. This is because you are unknowingly playing the push shot where the ball is square to the face of the club and you are striking it too early in the game. The following are a few ways in which you can avoid this push shot and play a good game of golf:

Stop sliding your hips to the left

What happens is that you move your hips too much to the left on the downswing and as a result, your hands and body are ahead of the ball when you hit it. You feel like you are leaving your club behind and are not able to complete your shot.

When you lift your head on the downswing, your whole body moves up and you end up pushing the shot. You can avoid swaying to the left by lifting your head only when your right shoulder touches your chin or by using a mirror to keep your head position fixed.

Timing and tempo issues

What happens often is that you are unable to properly time the shot and you end up moving your lower body faster than your upper part. You drop your club way too soon on the inside and your lower body is completely open. What you can do is practice your timing and tempo using a narrower stance to control your lower body.

Align yourself properly

You may invariably end up playing the push shot if your shoulders, feet and hips are positioned in a square line to the target. You must make sure that your shoulders are not too open. You can correct your alignment by practicing your shots with the club in the left hand in order to keep your shoulders firm.

Correct your swing axis

You may also end up swaying towards the left when taking the shot so your swing axis also gets tilted to the left and you end up pushing the ball. The best way to avoid this is to keep your swing axis centered on the target and don’t slide your hips to the left.

Some more tips

Probably the best way to avoid this push shot is to keep practicing the right alignment, swing axis and stance. As they say practice makes perfect and also try to keep those nerves in check as this can also affect your swing and make you push the ball more.

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Those who are adventurous area also able to take some time after their golfing exploits, to enjoy some of the country’s deep sea fishing expeditions, among a host of other water sporting activities that line the sea shore. Truly Portugal is paradise not just for the avid golfer, but it is one place where anyone would be happy to visit at any time of the year.

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