What is a Push Slice Golf Shot and How Senior Golfers can Fix this Problem (Video)
What is a Push Slice Golf Shot and How Senior Golfers can Fix this Problem (Video)

Okay, so what's a push slice? Well the push is where we start the ball and it goes to the right hand side, so we have pushed the ball to the right hand side. And a slice, well we know what a slice is; a slice is where it curves from left or right. So we have got the ball traveling in this direction and then we have got that added sort of woeful finish where that ball is curving away, it's almost kind of coming back on yourself. So that's a push slice and a push slice tends to come from a position, where the club has traveled too much on the inside and then from here, the club face has come back from this direction with the club face open.

So the ball starts to the right, because we are coming from in to out and with the club face being open, you can just imagine down the right and that's been just taking it out down the right hand side. So the reason I've got this ball here is to just basically give you a bit of tip, I could drill a training aid to kind of get out of this habit, especially if you are on your own and you haven't got the help of a PGA Pro. So let's put that ball down in the middle, I've got three balls on the outside and three on the inside. And they are basically spaced out by about 6 to 8 inches, now if I put that club down, and I have just moved that ball into the first section, and if I was to do the same thing again, you can see from here, it will be easy for me to catch that ball. And certainly coming through, I would catch that ball in the downswing and so what we need to do is channel the swing through the centre of these golf balls. So if I set myself up here, we are going to focus now on taking that club back up there and back down here. So I'm bringing the club up in here and of course from here, you could actually substitute these golf balls by the weight in case you don't feel confident with the balls being there. You could substitute them by putting some tee pegs in, you could put three tee pegs in, six tee pegs in, the same exact layout, just in case you know from here you catch that ball coming back into there and you don't want to do that. So a very simple exercise of how to cure that fault, so we have described what the fault is and more importantly, we have now got the remedy, we have got the cure. Go away and practice this, a very, very simple tip and it will work very, very quickly. All it needs is you to go out and commit yourself to it.
2013-10-25

Okay, so what's a push slice? Well the push is where we start the ball and it goes to the right hand side, so we have pushed the ball to the right hand side. And a slice, well we know what a slice is; a slice is where it curves from left or right. So we have got the ball traveling in this direction and then we have got that added sort of woeful finish where that ball is curving away, it's almost kind of coming back on yourself. So that's a push slice and a push slice tends to come from a position, where the club has traveled too much on the inside and then from here, the club face has come back from this direction with the club face open.

So the ball starts to the right, because we are coming from in to out and with the club face being open, you can just imagine down the right and that's been just taking it out down the right hand side. So the reason I've got this ball here is to just basically give you a bit of tip, I could drill a training aid to kind of get out of this habit, especially if you are on your own and you haven't got the help of a PGA Pro. So let's put that ball down in the middle, I've got three balls on the outside and three on the inside. And they are basically spaced out by about 6 to 8 inches, now if I put that club down, and I have just moved that ball into the first section, and if I was to do the same thing again, you can see from here, it will be easy for me to catch that ball. And certainly coming through, I would catch that ball in the downswing and so what we need to do is channel the swing through the centre of these golf balls. So if I set myself up here, we are going to focus now on taking that club back up there and back down here. So I'm bringing the club up in here and of course from here, you could actually substitute these golf balls by the weight in case you don't feel confident with the balls being there. You could substitute them by putting some tee pegs in, you could put three tee pegs in, six tee pegs in, the same exact layout, just in case you know from here you catch that ball coming back into there and you don't want to do that. So a very simple exercise of how to cure that fault, so we have described what the fault is and more importantly, we have now got the remedy, we have got the cure. Go away and practice this, a very, very simple tip and it will work very, very quickly. All it needs is you to go out and commit yourself to it.