How to Hit A Draw In Golf: As you may have learned by now, golf is not as simple as hitting the ball straight ahead. There are several things a player can do that can influence a ball’s flight trajectory and where/how it lands.
Simply picking a loft and hoping for the best is not enough.
Depending on your dominant hand, a player can choose to draw or fade the ball. Unlike hitting it straight, fading or drawing makes the ball’s movement more controlled and predictable.
Though simple enough to do, many players actually end up slicing or hooking the ball which can cost them the whole game. For your benefit, in this article, we’ll learn how to hit a draw in golf the easy way:
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What is a draw?
This is a shot that should definitely be considered one of the Golf Essentials For Beginners.
For right-handed players, a draw in golf is when a ball’s flight moves slightly from right to left, or slightly from left to right for left-handers. This should be done in a controlled manner to ensure the ball lands and rolls exactly where you want it to.
A draw is the opposite of a fade ball flight, which simply means the ball moves slightly left-to-right for right-handers. If a draw goes too far or too quickly, it is called a hook, which is the opposite of a slice.
A “slice” is a type of golf shot in which the golf ball curves dramatically in flight from left to right (for a right-handed golfer). This is why getting the right spin on the ball is important.
Though it takes some practice, they are fairly common things that many experienced players perform with ease. To learn how to do it, below is an easy guide to hitting a draw in golf.
How to hit a draw in golf:
Step 1: Setup
To achieve your desired draw flight, take the stand and posture you would normally do for taking a shot straight center. Then, simply shift the clubface ever so slightly so that it’s aiming to the right of your target (or the left if you’re left-handed).
Step 2: Tweak your stance
Aim your feet, hips, and shoulders further to the right than the clubface. Ideally, this will lead you to make a closed position in the swing path, imparting a draw spin to the ball on impact.
Step 3: Swing
Your next order of business is to swing along the line of your feet, hips, and shoulders. You can do this by starting the ball out right and allowing the closed clubface to curve it back left.
And that was all there is to hit a draw in golf. More likely than not, you simply have to reverse the mechanics of this to hit a fade.
Though easier said than done, these are not like those types of shots that take decades to master.
A few hours of practice one or two days a week should be enough, not just to improve your draw or fade shots but to improve your swing overall.
Still not grasping it? Nothing wrong with taking golf lessons, even the pros have mentors. Good luck! ⛳