Whether you prefer to hit a fade or a draw with your driver, the various parts of your swing setup must be compatible with the shot you choose. For instance, your grip, alignment, posture, and ball position must fit together to shape the shot you want to hit.
You can successfully eliminate half the fairway, if you can draw or fade the ball on command. Also, you will hit more fairways, because you can effectively double the size of the fairway. This is because you can start your ball down one side of the fairway and have the whole width of the fairway to curve it back to the middle of the fairway. As a plus, you can safely curve your ball away fro trouble.
To hit the draw golf shot with your driver, follow the steps below:
- Tee the ball up on the left side of the tee box and aim down the right side of the fairway.
- Use a strong grip by rotating your left hand clockwise.
- Tilt your spine slightly to the right.
- Keep your head behind the ball.
- Make sure that your ball is positioned at least three inches inside your left heel.
To hit the fade golf shot with your driver, follow the steps below:
- Tee the ball up on the right side of the tee box and aim down the left side of the fairway.
- Weaken your grip by rotating your left hand counter clockwise.
- Make sure your shoulders are level.
- Set up with your head over the ball.
- Position your ball even with your left heel.
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If you choose to play a fade golf shot or a draw golf shot, always picture the shape of the shot in your mind during your pre-shot routine. To hit a fade - Think Fade! To hit a draw - Think Draw!