Fault Fixer: The Full Swing

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Fault #1: The Push

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Fault #1: The Push
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OVERVIEW

All golfers, even the tour players, have faults in their swings. The key is adding the right move or position to offset the flaw you’re trying to overcome. Here, teacher Josh Zander will help you identify your biggest issues, understand what causes them, and then apply the right instruction. We start here with that big miss to the right—the push.

SWING THOUGHTS

A push comes from a swing path to the right of the target line with the face square to the path
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To fix a push, make sure your clubface is perpendicular to your target line at address
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If you tend to push, turn your hands more to the right on the club to help close the face
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To shift your swing path more to the left, move your ball position more forward
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To stop pushing the ball, turn your body toward the target sooner on the downswing
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DRILLS

The Pizza Drill

  • In a bunker, use your club to draw half a pizza pie in the sand, with lines for slices.
  • Stand at the bottom of the pie, and set up with an iron at the midpoint. Make some swings.
  • If you push the ball, your club will tend to hit the sand in one of the back slices.
  • To fix this, focus on getting your divot to happen in one of the forward slices.
  • Eventually hit shots, placing a ball in one of the forward slices and swinging more to the left.
  • Feel like your sternum is pointing ahead of the ball at impact.
Fault #2: The Slice
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  • What causes the ball to curve right
  • How to take a slice-proof grip
  • Learning to square the face every time

Fault Fixer: The Full Swing

Lesson
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Fault #1: The Push
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Fault #2: The Slice
3/6
Fault #3: The Pull
4/6
Fault #4: The Hook
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Fault #5: The Thin Shot
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Fault #6: The Fat Shot
Fault Fixer: The Full SwingINDEX
Fault #1: The Push
1/6
Fault #1: The Push
  • What causes the ball to fly right
  • The No. 1 setup key for straighter shots
  • A great visual to pre-set proper impact
Fault #2: The Slice
2/6
Fault #2: The Slice
  • What causes the ball to curve right
  • How to take a slice-proof grip
  • Learning to square the face every time
Fault #3: The Pull
3/6
Fault #3: The Pull
  • What causes the ball to fly left
  • Ace the simplest test: ball position
  • Developing an in-to-out swing
 Fault #4: The Hook
4/6
Fault #4: The Hook
  • What causes the ball to curve left
  • How swinging left prevents going left
  • Control the face with a “throw release”
Fault #5: The Thin Shot
5/6
Fault #5: The Thin Shot
  • What causes contact low on the clubface
  • Learning to turn back, not sway
  • Don’t overdo swinging in to out
Fault #6: The Fat Shot
6/6
Fault #6: The Fat Shot
  • What causes ground-first contact
  • Groove a more around-the-body swing
  • One-arm swings for crisp impact