How to Stop Pushes and Pulls
A grip adjustment will get your swing back on track
By Bill Moretti
Top 100 Teachers
This story is for you if...
• Your swing feels very steep and you hit a lot of pulls and slices, or...
• It feels very flat and you hit a lot of pushes and hooks.
Make your backswing in front of a full-length mirror (or with a friend standing behind you) and stop at the top. If you're prone to missing fairways, the shaft will either point right of your target line (across the line) or to the left (laid off).
If you're across the line...
You're taking the club back to the inside of the target line, then lifting it to the top with mostly your right arm. From an across-the-line top position, you're likely to swing into the ball from the inside. If the clubface is square to your swing path, you'll hit a push; if the face is square to the target at impact, you'll hit a hook.