How To Cure Pushes and Push Fades

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

8 Responses to “How To Cure Pushes and Push Fades”

  1. September 19, 2014


    This tip addresses my problem exactly. Due to a sore front hip, I found myself leaning on my back leg instead of on my toe on my follow through. I will try to slow down my swing and get my hip turn to stop this fade that is taking 30 yds off my drives.

  2. September 14, 2017



    While first learning your swing I was still coming over the top a little and hitting pull/pull fades, which has always been my nemesis. (I’m only a few weeks in to this with your swing) I watched the tips on keeping my head behind the ball/watching the back of the ball. Good news is now I tend to hit it either straight or when I miss it’s a push fade. I feel like by trying to keep my head back I might be hanging back a little, though a do feel like I am getting good lower body rotation. Do you think coming out of the shot is the most likely cause? Also, I do get handsy on the takeaway so working on those drills as well, will an unintended two piece takeaway cause a push/push fade as well? Thanks

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      September 14, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you are seeing results. Keeping the head behind the ball is the easiest way to get rid of over the top and change the path.

      Coming out of it definitely locks the hinge so you can hit push fades:

      Push Fade: Looking Early Locks The Hinge:

      Definitely keep watching impact until you see the blur of the club or the club hitting the ball. It is exciting to look early. We all do this but with practice you will do it less.

      I would also think that you are just not used to the new path. This is causing you to tight a little. If you see the ball push fade do 3 rolls overs before hitting your next shot. This will remind you that your wrists are tightening and it will unlock them before you try again. If you don’t know the roll over drill watch these tips:

      DRILL: 3 Ways To Roll It Over:
      Roll Around The Stick:
      Clarifying the Roll Over Drill:
      Modified Roll Over Drill:

      You need to see the wrists as a hinge. A hinge is loose. If so it would square. If it is open it is too tight because a loose hinge would never come through open.

      • September 14, 2017


        Makes sense, thanks Paul!
        PS My short game has improved dramatically watching some of your tips after just a couple of weeks. I love how you simplify things! I’ve got a ton of golf channel academy shows recorded and I’ve watched a number, most with big name pros. Your tips are much easier to implement, thank you! I think I’ll stop recording those shows and stick with ignition golf…

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          September 15, 2017

          Paul Wilson


          Thanks for the kind words. Most of my students get rid of golf magazines and stop watching golf instruction on TV or other tips. This only leads to confusion. If you are follow me then follow only me. If it is someone else then follow them. You cannot have conflicting instruction. It will totally mess you up.

          I keep it simple because for about the first 10 years I taught I would be asking myself “what is this person hearing as I am saying to them.” I would also look for facial signs and feedback to tell me if I was making sense or not. Do this tens of thousands of times and you gt good at explaining it in a way people get it.

  3. January 24, 2018


    Hi Paul. Thanks for the reply Regarding fixing my push.
    Today, I was focusing more on turning in sync with my lower and upper. I tend to slide and get to much ahead of it. Today it was way better. One thing though, You mentioned a slight pull or fade shot instead. I recorded my swing and I could see that my head was moving slightly forward when I startes my downswing. Is that ok?
    I was hitting the ball pure today, and with driver too so I want to stick to this 🙂
    My thoughts was coil slowly from the top. Dont rush the transition and then turn with my lower and upper body in sync. It felt great 🙂

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      January 24, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      The head can move a little forward but it then should be moving back. The more forward it moves, the more over the top you will swing.

      Just watch the back of the ball as you hit the ball. Can’t see it if your head moves forward.

      Those were great thoughts. You have to be close to getting this.

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