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how to hit a draw in golf

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Many of you would undoubtedly give up red meat if you could strike a nice, small draw on a regular basis. Stop blaming a lack of skill if you’ve fought for years attempting to get the ball to start just right of the target and curve back to it. It might be a misunderstanding of how this photo is made. For example, you may have been taught that in order to hit a draw, your clubface must be on the left side of your target at impact. That is not the case. You may also have heard that the route of the club through contact influences the initial direction of the ball. Also incorrect. Thanks to a company called TrackMan, which developed a “golf radar” that can record and measure any part of a golf swing and the ensuing ball flight, we now have indisputable science on what produces a draw. I’d like to share my results with you and provide some tips on how to tweak your swing to take advantage of them. In no time, you’ll be sketching the ball with ease.

THE NEW SCIENCE OF HITTING A DRAW

Here’s the first revelation: The starting direction of your shots is overwhelmingly determined by the position of the clubface at impact–not by the swing path. Yes, path matters, but so do other elements like the amount of spin on the ball and the quality of your lie. Remember that the clubface is the most important component. Knowing this, you can assume that the face has to be open (pointing right of your target) for you to start the ball to the right–the first part of hitting a draw.

The second finding is that the route the club travels through the ball is what causes the stroke to curve toward the target. The route must be more to the right than the face indicates. The amount depends on the club you’re using. For the purpose of simplicity, consider a 6-iron to have a 2-to-1 connection. That example, if the face is facing 2 degrees to the right of your target upon impact, the route must be angled at a 4-degree angle to the right of the target line (above). The ball would not curve if the ratio was one-to-one. The ball would attract too much if the odds were 4-to-1.

Increasing the loft of the club makes it more difficult to strike a draw. So, if you’re utilizing a wedge, the ratio should be about 3-to-1. However, if you were using a driver, the lowest lofted club in your bag, the odds would be around 3-to-2. In all cases, though, the clubface must be closed to the route rather than the target.

REHEARSE THE FORWARD SHIFT

You could believe that the posture of the body at address and impact should be the same, yet the variances are critical to hitting a draw. Notice how the club’s shaft is tilting more toward the target at impact than it was at address, and how the clubface is somewhat open in these shots (above). On the downswing, this is caused by moving the hips laterally toward the target. This forward movement encourages the in-to-out route and open clubface necessary for a draw. Get into your setup and practice this lateral hip shift to get a feel for where your body should be upon contact. Then, when you hit shots, attempt to recreate this posture. You’ll groove the proper route and angle.

4 STEPS TO OWNING THIS SHOT

These simple changes to your swing will have you hitting draws on a regular basis:

1.At address, move your right foot back an inch or two. This creates room on the downswing for the desired in-to-out swing path, which is essential to producing a draw.

2.During the backswing, your hands should go around your body rather than over it. If you do this properly, your hands will feel like they’ve swung behind your right shoulder. This also makes it a lot easier to deliver the club on an in-to-out path and promotes the slightly open clubface you need at impact.

3.To begin, push your hips toward the target and keep your shoulders back as long as you can. This will prevent the common fault of spinning the upper body toward the target and shifting to the back foot, which causes the swing path to become out to in and shuts the clubface. As a consequence, the shot begins on the left and often slices.

4.Reduce forearm rotation upon contact. This idea often gives golfers pause, but excessive forearm rotation toward the target causes the face to shut prematurely. Remember, the face has to be pointing right of your target at impact. That is what causes the ball to go to the right and sets up the draw.

Sean Foley, a Golf Digest Teaching Professional, is one of America’s top 50 teachers. He’s coached tour players Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods.

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