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Pulling

Pulling refers to a swing path that is left of the player's target line (for right handed players). This will result in the ball going left of the intended target if the clubface releases or it can result in a pull/slice if the clubface is open at impact. A pull comes from swinging outside/in through impact which can be do to a host of errors. It differs from a hook in that a pull will usually fly straight on it's line whereas a "pull hook" will start left and then curve even more left.

Pulling Drills

Pulling Tips

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  • Keep Your Balance Centered

    Make sure that your balance stays in the center of your feet from address all the way through to the end of your swing. If you set up on the balls of your feet you will most likely fall forward and into the ball during the swing. This can cause pushed shots and even shanks. If you stay too far back on your heels you can have swing errors such as topping the ball. When you stand, you naturally stand in balance which is with your weight in your arches. Make it the same for your golf swing and keep your weight in the center of your feet.

  • Paper Cup Tells All

    When practicing your putting indoors, putt to a paper cup instead of using glass. The lightness of the cup will give you a better read on your putts. If you hit the putt dead center, nothing will happen. If you are slightly off however, the cup will move left or right. This forces dead center hits.

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