One of the very best tips on golf swing is knowing why an attempt to draw the ball frequently turns into a push.
The reason why this is one of the very best tips on golf swing is that many golfers attempt to draw their ball but end up pushing it instead.
As a result, the ball flies to the outside of the shoulder line rather than curving to the inside of the shoulder line.
That is to say, the ball flies in the opposite direction from the one intended.
Recently, a golfer inquired about some remedy to avoid a push when attempting to draw the ball:
“What’s the secret? An inside-out swing path generates draw spin but when I try to apply this I wind up pushing the ball right.” Read more… http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=34323935#post34323935.
There were all types of recommendations in response to the inquiry, none of which addressed the root cause of why an attempt at a draw will frequently cause the ball to push to the outside of the shoulder line.
The root cause is that there is only a fraction of club face rotation between a draw and a push.
If one attempts to produce a draw using the conventional method to do so, a push will result if the shoulders are aligned too much to the outside of the target line. Then when the club is taken back along the shoulder (body) line during the back swing and then swung down the target line during the downswing, an open club face instead of a closed club face will be delivered to the ball on an in-to-out path across the shoulder line.
A push golf shot will result rather than a draw.
In addition, even if the shoulders are aligned correctly to the outside of the target line in attempting to produce a draw ball flight and, the club is swung to the outside of the shoulder line (instead along the shoulder/body line) during the back swing, the club face will rotate to an open alignment during a “down the line” downswing on an in-to-out swing path across the shoulders.
As a result, the ball will fly to the outside of the shoulder line in a push flight pattern instead of curving to the inside of the shoulder line in a draw flight pattern.
The best way to avoid a push when attempting to draw the ball is to ensure your shoulder (body) line is aligned just enough but not too much to the outside of your target line and then take your club back along your body line. Then deliver your club face “down your target line” during your down swing.
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