Secrets to Fix your Golf Swing Faults Quickly

All golfers experience golf swing faults on occasion including hook swing faults, push swing faults, slice swing faults and fat golf shot swing faults. Swing faults are an inevitable part of the game. However, the secret to becoming a consistently good golfer is to fix your swing faults quickly and not let swing faults become habit. The most effective way to fix and rid yourself of golf swing faults is to perform golf practice drills designed specifically to address the fault.

Here are a few of our favorite swing fault practice drills. Practice these drills whenever a golf swing fault creeps into your game and your golf swing fault will quickly become history!

Hook Swing Fault – Hook Tee Drill

BENEFITS: Corrects hooks caused by excessive IN-OUT swing and encourages proper IN-SQUARE-IN swing path. .
1.Place two tees and ball left to right diagonally, creating an IN-SQUARE-IN swing path. Allow about 4″x 4″ spacing from each tee to ball.
2.Assume normal setup and ball position with 7-iron.
3.Hit ball crisply without hitting tees.

Push Swing Fault – Push Release Drill

BENEFITS: Corrects push shots resulting from “hanging back” after impact. Promotes solid weight transfer, shoulder rotation and release down target line.

1.Place vertical rod flush with heel of left foot.
2.Make full swings ensuring that left hip collides with rod at impact, promoting proper weight shift.
3.At finish, check that shoulders are in-line with rod to evaluate upper body rotation through shot.

Slice Swing Fault – Slice Tee Drill

BENEFITS: Corrects slices caused by OUT-IN swings and encourages proper IN-SQUARE-IN swing path.

1.Place two tees and ball right to left diagonally, creating an IN-SQUARE-IN swing path. Allow about 4″x 4″ spacing from each tee to ball.
2.Assume normal setup and ball position with 7-iron.
3.Hit ball crisply without hitting tees.

Fat/Heavy Swing Fault – Right Leg Back Drill

BENEFITS: Promotes solid ball contact and balance. Encourages IN-SQUARE-IN swing path and swing tempo.

1.Assume setup with 7-iron and without ball.
2.Draw right foot back and keep toe on ground.
3.Keep weight on left side.
4.Staying balanced, take 5 to 10 practice swings keeping right foot on toe throughout swing.
5.Continue drill by hitting balls off tee at half-speed with ball positioned off left toe.

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