September 26, 2017

Golf Swing Tips: The Difference Between A Push And A Fade

golf swing tipsOne of the best golf swing tips is to understand the difference between a fade and a push. The reason why this is one of the best golf swing tips is that a fade will not fly to the outside of the shoulder line as much as a push.

Thus, if you intend to fade your ball but push it instead,  it easily can fly out of bounds.

In terms of club face rotation, there is much difference between push and fade golf shots even though both fly to the outside of the shoulder line.

Neither are bad shots if you address your ball in the correct way to adjust for the ball flight.

Indeed, Lee Trevino’s signature golf shot was a push. He was able to control it much better than attempting to fade it. As a result, he became one of the best shot makers of all time.

Nonetheless, a pushed shot is subject to the double-cross effect just as a fade or slice shot.

A fade is nothing more than a slight slice. The club face strikes the ball with a slightly open alignment on an abbreviated path across the shoulder line to curve the ball barely to inside the shoulder line initially and then curve the ball slightly to the ouside of the body line.

On the other hand, when a push shot is produced, the club face contacts the ball with an open alignment on an in-to-out path across the shoulders to fly the ball on a relative straight path to the outside of the shoulder line.

A pushed ball travels on a relatively straight path to the outside of the shoulder line because the clubface is square to the path although open in relation to the shoulder line.

Tiger Woods apparently has had trouble in the past when attempting to fade the ball. Instead of fading his ball, he often pushed. Because he failed to align himself properly for a push, his ball landed in trouble to the right.

A recent article spoke of his swing flaw.

“Since then, he’s been forced to play the hole with a fade — and when that fade becomes a push, there’s a forest full of consequences. So it should come as little surprise that since 2005 (the last year he won the Masters) Woods has birdied the hole only once in 24 rounds. It’s also little surprise that almost all of his memorable final-round shots on 11 now come from those trees.” Read more…http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/7743609/tiger-woods-struggles-masters-augusta-national-11th-hole-espn-magazine.

The conventional golf swing instructions to hit a fade golf shot is to align your body to the inside of your target line, swing your club face slightly to the inside of your body line during your backswing and then swing down your target line.

The challenge with this golf method to produce  a fade golf shot is that if the club face is swung too much to the inside of the body line during the back swing, the club will double cross and produce a pull instead of a fade. The ball will fly to the inside, instead of to the outside, of the shoulder line.

One way to hit a push (about which few instructors seem to be aware) is also to align your body to the inside of your shoulder line, swing the club appreciably to the outside of your body line during your backswing and then down your target line.

The challenge with this technique to hit a push is that if you do not swing your club enough to the outside of your body line or, too much to the outside of your body line, during your back swing, you club will double cross and produce either a hook or push-slice.

The solution to hitting perfect fade golf shots is to lock-in a fade ball flight alignment during your set up routine.

Then it just becomes a matter of identifying your directional line, the imaginary line on which you want your ball to fly initially so it will land precisely as desired, assume a comfortable posture and stance to your ball, center the sweet spot of your club face directly your ball and align your shoulders parallel with your directional line to complete your set up proceedings.

From this point, keep your left heel planted, maintain a steady head and execute a simple golf swing without any intentional or inadvertent manipulation of the club to the outside or, to the inside, of its established alignments.

Then watch your ball fade perfectly.

There are 15 techniques to lock-in a fade ball flight alignment to produce perfect fade shots addressed in the book, How To Hit A Perfect Fade. The book is available at http://lockedingolf.com.

It provides the best golf swing tips ever to produce the perfect fade.

Perhaps tiger should read it.

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