If you are pushing your shots to the right instead of hitting them long and straight, look to the hip turn as the likely trouble spot. You may find that you have restricted yourself because of an improper hip turn on the backswing, and on the downswing are "sliding" your hips laterally toward the target instead of turning them. Both faults will occur at the expense of power and accuracy. The following remedies can often get you back in the right groove. Most of us are right-handed, and it is often easier for us to think in right-handed terms. On the backswing, therefore, concentrate specifically on turning the right hip away from the ball, rather than just generally turning both hips. The result is the same, but thinking of it this way makes the movement seem less complicated and therefore easier to accomplish correctly. Be sure to turn the right hip so far that the left hip and left shoulder have also rotated enough to be opposite or behind the ball. While you are doing this your weight will shift back to the right foot. On the downswing, concentrate on turning the right hip toward the ball. This will force the left hip out of the way, not "slide" it laterally to the left. Incorrectly sliding the left side toward the target will reduce the speed of the swing and get the hands ahead of the ball at impact, making a pushed shot inevitable. If on the follow-through the front of the body, not the left side, is squarely facing the target, it is likely you have made a proper hip turn and pivot. It is difficult to say exactly when the weight should move off the right foot and onto the left, but I feel that my weight begins shifting to the left the instant my hips start turning to the left.
The hips should rotate through the swing like a revolving cylinder. On the backswing concentrate on turning the right hip away from the ball until the left hip and the shoulder (green dot) are even with it or behind it.
On the downswing and the follow-through the emphasis should be on turning the right hip toward the ball and the hole. If the right hip is rotating properly, the rest of the body turn will follow almost automatically.
The hips should turn so far that the front of the body is pointing straight toward the target as the follow-through is completed.