How do you hit a draw or fade in golf?
To hit the draw, the ball needs to start to the right of your target. Your feet should be squared up to the target, and shoulders should be aligned with your feet. It is also important to close the club face just a tiny bit. The key to hitting your target is to swing along the path of your feet and arms.
Why am I hitting a draw?
If it’s a pull, there are two likely reasons why the ball is starting left: 1) your body and clubface are aimed left of the target at address, which promotes an out-to-in path; or 2) you’re aiming properly but the clubface is closed too much at the point of contact.
Is it better to hit a draw or fade?
“Provided the ball speed, launch angle and spin rate are the same, a draw and fade will carry and roll the same distance. However, from a practical perspective, most club golfers will hit a draw further than a fade, because when they hit a draw they reduce the loft, leading to lower spin rates.
Why can’t I hit a draw?
The last and perhaps most common reason you can’t hit a draw is that you have an over-the-top swing path. If you’re swinging over-the-top (on an out-to-in path), it’s impossible to hit a draw. This is because an over-the-top swing will result in a shot that starts to the left of your target line.
Why do I hit a draw with my irons?
The upper body obstructs or interferes with the club’s path to the ball. The most common reason players get stuck is, they don’t keep the arms and club in front of the chest as they turn back and through. When the club trails the upper body on the way down, the hands have to flip the clubhead over to recover.
Is a fade a slice?
If you can minimize it, then control it, a slice is actually one of the most repeatable shots you can hit. A “ fade,” which is also known as a slice that still finds the fairway, can produce a long drive that has just enough backspin to prevent the ball from rolling away from you and into the rough.
Why do I slice the ball with my driver?
A slice shot is caused by a poor grip and setup, an outside-to-in downswing path and an open clubface. An outside-to-in path occurs when the golfer reaches too far on the downside, bringing the club down to the right of the ball (outside), relative to the target line.
Why do pros hit fades?
Spin loft is exemplified as golfers find themselves much more accurate with their wedges than their driver. More spin equals more stability, and this leads us to why professional players opt for their fade.