Push

Push Ball Flight
The push ball flight from the perspective of a right-hander. Illustration by William Glessner

"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 right-hander) 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 Known As: Push shot

Examples: The Golf Guide pushed his shot well right of the green.