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Push Ball Flight

The push ball flight from the perspective of a right-hander.

Illustration by William Glessner
Definition: "Push" (or "push shot") describes a ball flight in which the golf ball starts out right (for a right-handed golfer) of the target line, and continues traveling right on a straight line, winding up to the right of the intended target.

A push is the opposite of a pull. A push is distinguished from a slice by the fact that a slice curves to the right (for a righthander) while a push travels on a straight path to the right.

For left-handed golfers, a push starts out left of the target line and continues traveling on a straight line (not curved) left of the intended target.

Also see: Quick tips for diagnosing your push

Video: What causes a push shot?

Also Known As: Push shot
The Golf Guide pushed his shot well right of the green.
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