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Ball Flight Faults - Straight Right

Quick Tips for Golfers Whose Shots Fly Right of the Target on a Straight Line


Here are some quick tips for golfers who often push their shots to the right of the target. Note: This is written from the perspective of right-handed golfers. A left-handed golfer hitting straight right would be hitting a pull, not a push, so lefties should reverse the directional elements in the text below.

These quick tips are from instructor Roger Gunn of GolfLevels.com.

Ball Flight Description
The ball starts to the right of the target line with no additional curve to the right. The divot matches the ball's direction.

Straight Right - Quick Tips

Grip: Not normally a factor.

Set-up: Watch out for aiming too far to the right, or having your shoulders pointing to far to the right.

Ball Position: The ball might be too far back in your stance. This causes you to make contact when the club is still swinging to right field.

Backswing: You might be too far inside on the backswing, pulling the club away from the target line. The club should track a gentle arc on the way back, not a rapid arc to the inside of the target line.

Downswing: The club might be swinging too much to right field at impact. Your right shoulder could be dropping too soon and/or your hips might be sliding to the target, preventing the club from swinging back around to the left. Make sure your head doesn't move to the right in the downswing.

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