The best golf instruction of late may be what some characterize as a power push- fade.
Recently, I read a golf article in which Jack Nicklaus explained that his standard golf shot was really a push-fade instead of a pure fade.
His coach, Jim Flick, also commented about the difference between a pure fade and a push type of golf shot
The difference is that a pure fade golf shot is nothing but a miniature slice. The ball is struck by an open clubface on an out-to-in swing path across the shoulder/target line.
On the other hand, a push golf shot is caused by a slightly open clubface striking the ball on an in-to-out swing path across the shoulder/target line, the same swing path as that of a draw golf shot.
Thus, the only difference between a draw and a push is the alignment of the clubface at impact.
Indeed, Nicklaus went on to say that his earlier coach taught him to draw the ball before teaching him to push-fade his golf shots.
Now it seems some of the great golfers who we thought faded the ball actually pushed their golf shots. Lee Trevino was one of the best at pushing his best golf shots.
As Trevino demonstrated by his sensational shot making, the clubface has to be taken to the outside of the shoulder/target line during the backswing in order to create an in-to-out club face path during the downswing.
I have designed a better and more consistent golf method of hitting a power push fade golf shot; altogether more than 16 such techniques.
Each of my power push-fade techniques locks-in a slightly open alignment and an in-to-out swing path during the setup proceedings.
Then it is just a matter of centering the clubface as near to the back of the ball as possible, aligning the shoulders parallel with the target line, keeping a steady head and executing a simple golf swing.
Here are the golf swing instructions to perform the Platinum Push Technique™, just one of more than one of the more than 16 such techniques to lock-in a push ball flight alignment during the set up proceedings.
First, ground the sole of your club face in the middle of your stance with the butt of your club near your body.
Next, grip your hands on your club handle with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball (ten fingers) style of grip and complete your grip by locking the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
Then keep your shoulders and knees stabilized and push your club handle outward while the sole of your club face slides forward until it stops rotating counterclockwise.
Then, unlock the lifeline of your right hand at least an inch from your left thumb without completely un-gripping your club and then relock the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
Once again, unlock the lifeline of your right hand at least an inch from your left thumb without completely un-gripping your club and relock the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
Then, yet once again, unlock the lifeline of your right hand at least an inch from your left thumb without completely un-gripping your club and relock the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
At this point you have locked-in a push-fade ball flight alignment of your clubface.
Then it just becomes a matter of assuming a comfortable stance to your ball, centering the sweet spot of your clubface within one-eighth of an inch to the back of the ball (a must), aligning your shoulders parallel with your directional/target line, keeping a steady head and planted left heel and, executing a simple golf swing
You then should watch your ball fly on a relatively straight path to the outside of your shoulder/directional/target line in a classic push- fade flight pattern. Having this push-fade shot in your arsenal will improve your golf game and lower your scores.
You then may come to say this is the best golf instruction you have ever received.
Enjoy the journey!