When a right-handed golfer hits a PULL, the ball starts its flight on a path to the left of the desired direction. But there isn't
much side spin on the ball, so the ball doesn't veer further off its path, the way it does with a hook. It's just the opposite for
WHY IT HAPPENS
When you pull the ball, the club face is CLOSED at the point of contact. This means that it angles to the left of the direction you want the ball to go. You're also hitting the ball with an OUTSIDE IN swing path. Because the ball goes straight, some golfers try to compensate for chronic pulls by simply changing the angle with which they address the ball. That's a mistake, because a pull illustrates some significant underlying flaws with the swing. The P3ProSwing™ will help you understand the mechanics of the pull , and how to fix it.
HOW TO FIX IT
- Check your grip alignment
Grip your club and address the ball. Notice the
"vee" formed by the joint between your
thumb and forefinger on each hand? Those vees
should point directly to your right shoulder if
you're a right-handed golfer.
- Check your stance
If your shoulders are OPEN, a line connecting your right and left shoulders points well to the left of the desired line of flight , the club will follow the alignment of your shoulders and go outside in. Square up! The alignment of your toes and shoulders should all be parallel to the line of flight.
- Make sure you complete your back swing
A lot of players don't. In fact, golfers who chronically pull the ball tend to get about halfway back, without turning their upper bodies. The resulting swing is more like a baseball swing than a golf swing. You need to turn your upper body away from the ball during backswing, because at the top of the swing, your back should be facing the target. If you don't, you'll generate an outside in swing.
Proper grip, stance, backswing and follow through should correct chronic pulls. Your P3ProSwing™ will help you see how each change is improving your swing and the ball flight as a result.