It happens to us all at some point; we develop habits in our golf game that lead to us pulling shots, which negatively impacts our scores and results. If you have started to pull your golf shots and can’t figure out how to correct your swing on your own, you should consult with a golf professional to learn new tips. Though pulling your shots may drive you crazy, the problem can be fixed in a short time through diligent work. Our golf professionals at Burl Oaks Golf Club can give you tips to correct your shots to improve your overall score. Here, we will discuss some of these strategies and how you can work at them both at home and on the course.

Tips To Stop Pulling Your Shots

We’ve all done it; we’ve all pulled a shot at the worst possible time and ended up hitting the ball into the bunker or water, which lowers your score. However, at times we can develop habits that lead to us consistently pulling our shots even when we have never had before. Here, our golf professionals will discuss things you can do at home and on the course to fix your shots if you have been pulling them:


Work On Consistency Through the Zone | This is one of the easiest practice drills you can do on your own. Find a clubhead or something similar that is a few inches taller than the ball and can be placed about one foot behind the ball. Oftentimes, pulling your shot is the result of mis-hitting the ball, so you hit it over the top. By placing an object that can be easily seen during your backswing, you can work on adjusting your swing, so you don’t hit the object. This ensures you hit the center of the ball, which prevents you from pulling your shot.


Work On Alignment In Your Shots | Oftentimes, if you are pulling your shots, you are not properly aligned through the zone. If you are opening your shoulders too soon in your swing, you need to adjust so they remain closed enough to have a good shot. One way to practice this is by putting a small piece of wood or metal in the ground a few feet in front of where you’re teeing off. You should practice taking short shots at this alignment stick to work on your shot. By aiming slightly to the right of the stick, you can work on the launch and alignment of your shot, so it curves from right to left during your shot. This can be done either at home or at a practice facility.

Contact Burl Oaks Golf Club Today

If you are in the Twin Cities metro area and looking for a team of golf professionals to help you improve your game and provide you with a state-of-the-art course to practice on, contact Burl Oaks Golf Club today. We have the best course in the metro and an elite golf club that focuses solely on golfing and building a community, not the other things you find at other country clubs. To learn more about our club or become a member, give us a call at 952-472-7017 or message us on our contact page today.