Are you a new golfer who is struggling with pulling your shots when you are practicing? Or are you a veteran golfer who has recently fallen into bad habits that cause you to pull or shots, or are you somewhere in between? No matter your skill level or why you think you’re pulling your shots, there are a few easy drills you can do at home or at a practice facility to help solve your problem. Additionally, if these tips aren’t helping, you can also seek the help of a professional golfer to learn new drills and mental approaches to the game. Regardless of what you choose to do, our team at Totally Driven is here to help you become the golfer you want to be. While we are primarily known for our club fitting services, we also offer coaching and lessons to help you. Here, our professional golfers will discuss three tips to help you stop pulling your shots, as well as how our lessons can help.

How To Stop Pulling Your Golf Shots

At some point or another, most golfers struggle with pulling their shot off of the tee or even shorter shots. Pulling your shots is typically caused by hitting the ball over the top or shutting your clubface early during your swing. If this is the case, you are no doubt frustrated by your shots landing in water, the bunkers, and other hazards. This automatically lowers your score and makes it difficult to remain competitive with those you’re golfing with. As frustrating as it may be, there are some simple tips you can try to correct your swing, so you stop pulling the ball. If these tips don’t work for you, or you want more information from a professional, you can come to Totally Driven for lessons. Some tips we suggest include:

Work On Keeping Your Swing Closed Longer | One common cause of pulling your ball is opening your shot too early and not keeping your back to your intended target long enough. By opening your swing too early, your arms move too much, and your swing gets out of whack, which can cause you to pull the ball. When you are practicing your shot, make sure you are keeping everything in sync to ensure you are able to drive the ball without pulling it. To learn more or get expert tips, contact our team today.

Work On Your Backswing | Your backswing often determines the success of your shot. Sometimes, we fall into bad habits that cause us to hit the ball over the top instead of in the center, which causes it to pull off its course and negatively impact your shot. However, there is an easy solution for this that you can work on in your yard or an open room in your home. To start, grab an object that is slightly larger than the ball, like a headcover or similar object. Then, place it about one foot behind where you’re teeing off. After you make sure the object in question is slightly taller than your ball, you can work on your backswing. In this drill, make sure that your club doesn’t hit the object behind the ball. If it does, it means you’re coming over the top of the ball, which can cause you to pull it. This drill allows you to see how your backswing is affecting your shot and make adjustments accordingly. 

Work On Your Alignment | One trick you can work on to prevent yourself from pulling your shots is to work on your swing alignment. Whether this is in your yard or at a practice facility, this is easy to do. A few feet in front of you, place a metal or wood stick upright. Then, go back to where you would tee off and set up parallel to your metal or wood stick. From here, work on hitting short shots at the stick. You will want your ball to go to the right of the alignment stick, so that it curves to the left, but not so far that it pulls, while in flight. Gradually, you can work your way back and practice taking longer shots while aiming at that alignment marker.

What We Offer In Our Golf Lessons

At Totally Driven, we offer both coaching and lessons for you. For golf coaching, you can choose either a three month or a six-month program to help you improve your skills. However, if there is just one area of your swing you want to work on, like pulling your shots, you can sign up for our golf lessons with our golf professionals. We offer these lessons in either 30 or 60-minute sessions. During these lessons, we’ll analyze your swing and help you fix different parts of it, so you stop pulling your shots. Additionally, we will offer advice from our years of experience and help you improve your approach to the game.

Contact Totally Driven Today

If you are in the Twin Cities metro area and looking for a team of golf professionals to help you improve your golf game through club fitting or tips, contact Totally Driven today. With our services and expertise, you can work your way to becoming the golfer you’ve always wanted to be. To learn more about what we offer or to schedule a fitting, give us a call at 952-681-2728 or message us on our contact page today.