Draw and fade are unavoidable parts of golf. No matter how hard-core golfer you are, you can’t make proper progress without a good knowledge of draw. A perfect draw can change the direction of the whole game in some situations. It is a major sign of being a pro. So, if you want a bright golf-future, you must know how to hit a draw in golf most accurately and effectively.
What Golf-Draw Really Means?
If you already started your golfing career, I am pretty sure you heard the word ‘Draw’. It is a primary-level method that every golfer needs to know.
A draw is the outer-side curving shot. The golfer hit the ball in a slight-curved path with a good spinning. Then the ball flies a little right (for the right-handed golfers) and then it curves-back in the air and land on the target. This shot is very much useful and every good or bad player had to use them in many scenarios in the golf courses.
How to Hit a Draw in Golf Best Way
So, how do you hit a draw in golf that really can help? Well, you can learn that easily by following these simple and detailed steps.
Step 1: Stand for A Clear Shot
Like every shot, your first job is to stand in a perfect posture to hitting a good draw. While standing, keep the leading or front-side foot a little more back than regular postures. The distance between you and the ball should be not too far from the ball and the clubface should be able to touch the ball at squareface. Always remember that a major part of a successful draw-hitting is dependent on your standing and postures.
Step 2: A Perfect Grip Makes the Shot!
For drawing purposes, you need to have a strong grip on the club. The club is the only mean of transport that transfer the power to the ball. So, a good grip is a must need for performing an effective draw.
There are several types of griping method that can be used but your chosen one have to be both comfortable as well as easy-to-control.
The usual grip method is pretty straightforward. Place the left hand at the upper-end of the club-grip. Then keep the palm on the grip and wrap it with all the fingers. Place the right hand just-under the left hand and wrap the club leaving no gap between the two hands. You should see two knuckles of your right hand at this moment. If not, rotate the hand and fix it. Hold the club strongly with your palms.
Step 3: Focus On the Target
Now take a moment to calculate the whole scenario. In other words, judge the air-flow, the obstacles between the ball and the target, the distance that needs to be covered, the position of the ball, alignments of everything, etc.
There are lots of newcomers even some pros who don’t evaluate that much and are in a hurry to hit the draw. This is definitely not the proper way and not gives a good result every time. Always spend a few minutes or so to have a clear idea of the shot.
Step 4: Make an Imaginary Line!
Now you should make an imaginary line across the ball-path. The line must be draw-shot wise. Meaning, you should imagine a line that is a little curved at the open-side, and tit should curve back in the target zone. This is a thing that you can’t do at the first attempt. Doing practice and checking the line of your draw-shots will sure help you with it!
Step 5: Adjust The Clubface
For hit a draw shot, you had to keep the clubface slightly open. Hold the club at just a little open position and keep it that way. It will help the club hitting perfectly on the golf ball and help engaging spins on it.
Step 6: Swing
Now for the core part. Your swing is the part that does the main driving. Keep the clubface a little open according to your necessity and backswing the club up. Don’t backswing too far and the clubhead should make a 90-degree with your hands. Focus on the imaginary line and start downswing the club toward the ball. Your hand should still at the 90-degree with the shaft.
Meanwhile, keep shifting all your bodyweights to the frontal foot. Keep the club-grip just a little ahead than the clubhead while downswing. Meanwhile, move your hip-area toward the target zone. So the contact between the ball and the clubface has an angle with the target zone and the ball flies properly. It also allows you to put necessary spins to the ball so the ball can curve-back and land at the expected zone. Again, it may feel a little complex but it can be overcome with proper practices.
How to Hit a Draw in Golf with Your Driver
Drivers are a little longer than other clubs. The clubheads are also heavier than others. That’s why hitting a draw with a driver is relatively harder than with other clubs. The method is all the same. Except you may need to tee up or down to hit a good draw.
- Keep your body much flexible.
- Choose the rightmost club for the situation.
- You have to provide different amounts of power for different types of clubs for performing a good draw.
- Practice with your all long-shooting clubs.
- Select the most suitable grip style, posture style, etc. by practice.
- Downswing toward the ground at the initial state and then swing the club toward the ball.
Draw and fade are the methods that most players need to work on them. These can make the difference between a pro and an amateur. The draw is a method that you will need no matter where you play! That’s why one must know how to hit a draw shot in golf properly. If you give a little more effort and practice by following those mentioned steps, your draw-skill is definitely going to improve within a short time!
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