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So if we've now established the fault of the reasonable push putts going to the right-hand side, we know that’s the fault, we've got to look at how that’s being caused, what are we doing in the putting stroke, and there’s three areas that we might look at here. The first one being an early motion of the head and early movement with the head, particularly captures golfers out that are quite anxious. They’re desperate to see whether this is going in, and they start to look up too early – they’re looking up too early can create a lifting action in the body, and the right shoulder just gets a little bit too involved in the stroke and just pushes the ball out to the right-hand side. So please consider the fact that if you're pushing the ball to the right, you really need to keep your head down nicely so that we're not looking up too early. The head stays down and we almost listen for the ball going in rather than looking to see whether it goes in.

The next thing to consider if you're pushing your putts is having too longer backstroke. If you have a very big back lift for quite a short putt, you'll really feel like you can’t accelerate and hit through the ball effectively, otherwise you're going to hit the ball – you’re going to simply hit it too far. So you end up decelerating in your stroke, and as you decelerate in your stroke, it just gets a bit wishy-washy, that putter face opens, and it's just delivered out to the right-hand side, which is going to be a bit of a problem. So the early looking at with the head, the club face pointing down the right-hand side too much as you have too longer backstroke, are going to be your problems.

The last thing we've got to be careful of is the release of the club. Now, if we don't release the club at all and we’re making an arcing stroke, then we're in trouble. So if we bring the club back on the inside, swing it through to target but don't release it, the club will keep pointing out to the right-hand side and we could block the ball over to this side. So if you're making a straight-back and straight-through motion, the lack of release shouldn’t really be a concern because you shouldn't really have any release in the first place. But if you're standing further away from the ball swinging the club back inside and expecting the club to release on an arcing motion and then you don't release it, that would lead to push putts as well. Focus on those three elements to see if that will improve your chances of holding these pushed putts that you had in the past.