How I Would Hit A Push Or Push Fade

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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+

3 Responses to “How I Would Hit A Push Or Push Fade”

  1. August 15, 2016



    Liked this lesson very much.

    This points to the nirvana between my initial pull slices and more recent weak push fades but finding that zone is so hard. I have reverted back to unintended pull shots in unsuccessful attempt to regain power.

    Relaxing my wrists to prevent slices / fades is something I can fix but the right combination of tilt and turn for effortless power is very hard to achieve.

    What do you think of this seemingly popular concept of side bend during downswing ?

    I have done some live/video lessons with Pete for your information.

    • August 15, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      It’s really not that hard because I have no problem getting someone to do it when they are working with me in person. If I get them hooking it consistently. All I have to do is get them to switch to body rotation. If their body TURNS before the club comes down they hit it dead straight. This will take me all of 3 balls to get them to do it. So try it. Get the ball hooking consistently. I still don’t think you can do this. Consistently means 10 in a row. On the 11th ball you still feel the release but that is not your main thought. Your main thought switches to turning the hips first in the downswing. If you do not turn them fast enough you still get a pull hook. Turn them too fast you get a push fade. If you slice it you have not hooked enough balls. If you push fade the first one back up. Roll it in practice swings. Try again but with slower leg drive. If you push fade a second one go back to hooking.

      What you have to realize is hooking is way better than putting slice spin on it. Even if you are hooking every ball it’s a good thing. It means you are releasing the club. At this point you are never thinking about release it. If you are not thinking of releasing it you are down to the singular thought of turning your body first in the downswing.

      I the the feeling you are still working on both things. The release has to be crystal clear and consistent so you never have to think about it. Do you think I am thinking about releasing it? No way. I have done this millions of times. I have a pull hook for about 5 years before I figured out how to use the body too straighten it out. So focus on mastering the release. If you play aim right for now. Just get it hooking.

      Once you have this under your belt you are only focusing on the body and straightening it out.

    • August 15, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      I just looked at your swing you sent in. This could be a really good swing.

      1. Why are you letting go of the club in the follow through. Have you not heard me say that is the most important position in the swing. If I am saying this you need to be working on mastering it. If you are steep in the donwswing you will not end up with the club parallel to the ears. So by getting the club parallel to your ears you will be flattening the plane in the downswing.

      2. You are severely casting the club coming down. You need to immediately start working on lag. Right now you have negative lag so I know you are hitting with your arms. This will send it over the top all day long. You are actually using the lower body quite well but this is a serous casting issue you have going on.

      3. Tighten up the lower body going back. It is moving too much.

      4. Also, you are using your hands to take the club back. Turn them off and make the club move back with your body not your hands.


      One Of The Secrets To The Golf Swing:
      Lag And Release Drill:
      DRILL: Touch Legs Touch Head:
      Hit, Hold and Check:
      Drill: Hold Your Finish Until The Ball Stops:

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