You want to avoid hitting a push for a couple of reasons. First, and most obviously, you don't want to push the ball because a push is not going to end up on target. The ball will be at least somewhat right of the fairway or green (again, for a right handed player), and you will have to use your next shot to get back in position. However, missing off-target is not the only problem with a push. Since the club face is almost always going to be left open to the target when the ball is pushed, you will be adding loft to the club and the shot is nearly certain to come up short. So, in the end, you are left with a shot that is both off line and short of the intended target that you had selected. Obviously, if you are going to post good scores on a regular basis, you are going to need to get this miss out of your game as quickly as possible.

Push Lesson Chart

GOLF FIXES BY PGA PROS
Correcting The Dreaded Push Slice Golf Ball Flight
Fixing The Golf Push
Problems with a Push Slice? Here's how to fix it
What is a Push Slice and How to Cure this Problem
What is a Push Slice Golf Shot


LESSONS
Changing A Push Into A Golf Power Fade
Practice Hitting A Golf Push Shot To Learn A Power Fade
The Technical Details Of The Golf Push Slice


PRACTICE DRILLS
Adjusting To A Push Free World Of Golf Shots
Drills To Improve Your Golf Push Slice
Golf Push Shot, Basket Swing Drill
It Is All About Balance With Push Problem


GOLF QUESTIONS
What Causes a Golf Push Slice Shot?


GOLF EXERCISES
Rolling Push Up For Chest Swing Power
Medicine Ball For Push Up Strength
Rolling Push Up For Chest Swing Power
Staff Push Down For Back and Shoulders