One of golf’s most consistent techniques, the ability to hit a draw shot has become among the most desired tools in any golfer’s arsenal.
The value that hitting draws brings to any player’s game makes learning to hit this shot style a crucial task that should be done sooner than later.
The predictability of this type of golf shot allows players to reduce the damage of a missed hit on the golf course by using the curving factor of draws to their advantage.
Any golfer finds difficulty in repeatedly replicating straight golf shots, which reduces their consistency in extended play on the course.
Having the ability to hit a draw on demand allows players to ease their reliance on their straight golf shots and also have a back up plan in the case of a miss calculation in play.
As with any new technique in golfing, understanding how to prepare to hit the shot during your golf setup will garner the most predictable results.
When preparing to hit a draw, the golfer must adjust their set up the golf club so the face has a slight aim to the right of the intended target.
With shoulders, hips and feet aimed further than their club face to the right, golfers can expect their club face to assume a closed position regarding swing path, preparing their golf ball to adapt a draw spin.
Looking to begin the golf ball out right with the club face closed and curving back left, golfers must swing along the line of their shoulders, hips and feet.
While weaker grips are employed to hit fades, applying a strong grip will encourage the production of draw shots in your golf game.
The golfer must place their left hand at the top of their grip, with their wrist facing the rest of their body, with knuckles still in partial visibility.
Placing their right hand directly below the left hand, effectively covering their left thumb, the right shoulder should be symmetrically aligned with the crease in the right hand.
If a golfer’s right knuckles are still visible in a grip intended to hit draw shots, they have weakened their grip to a degree that will make the shot much harder to draw.
When done correctly, both palms should mirror parallel in relation to each other.
A golfer must immediately straighten their right arm out while executing their downswing in order to draw the ball.
As their golf club begins to descend into the downswing, the golfer’s right arm must be straightened out.
Doing so produces optimal speed in the golf club head, which provides a right to left flight path for the golf ball
While executing the downswing, golfers should restrain their right shoulder backward as long as they can comfortably.
Coupled with the straight right arm they’ve already extended, keeping their right shoulder backward will further ensure the golf club face closes when needed, which helps produce a draw shot.
Some golfers neglect the importance of a good follow through, with their minds already traveling down course as the ball has already taken flight towards the intended target (hopefully!)
Such importance must be applied to good follow through in respect to drawing the ball because the proper execution of all other elements in a golf swing are clearly represented in this final action.
Golfers should aim to finish their draw shot strongly, which allows confidence in knowing that all other elements of the swing worked together to produce the desired results.
With their chest outward and right shoulder aligned completely on target, a golfer has exemplified what pros mean when they say “finish strong”
Shots that end with a sloppy follow through indicate an imbalance in body weight distribution through the golf swing as well as an open club face with the ball taking an unpredictable flight path, likely off target.
Many golfers make the miscalculation of excessive steepness in their swing during their drive.
Raising their golf club too quickly, the golfer then executes their downswing with the club dropping in speeds that exceed the ideal pace needed to draw the ball.
The motion created when swinging the club too steeply removes the desired draw spin as well as the usual distance achieved when swinging the club shallow.
PGA Tour Pros are known to produce golf swings that surpass the shallowness most amateur golfers consistently produce on the course.
Patterning your game after the pros will always benefit you in the long run.
Hitting the ball with a shallow swing provides substantial distance to the shot, while creating the perfect conditions to hit a draw shot consistently.
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Many players struggle for years to hit a proper draw, unable to get the golf ball to do as they intend.
Much of these frustrations are rooted in being taught improper methods to attain a draw shot, something that has plagued golf courses and driving ranges for decades.
Though widely misunderstood, the direction your shots take immediately after impact is vastly influenced by the position of the clubface.
While the swing path has an obvious influence of the initial direction of a shot, one cannot ignore the huge part the clubface plays in during and before impact.
Golfers are now aware that having the clubface aimed towards the right of the intended target will obviously start the ball on a path that favors drawing the ball in that direction.
This factor helps a draw shot come to be.
Often the most elusive element of draw shots, bringing the ball back towards the target can be difficult for even the most seasoned golfer.
The main factor that assists the ball in curving back towards the target manifests through the swing path the club travels through the ball.
With a right focused path, furthermore than where the clubface takes aim, hitting a draw will be easy to achieve.
The variation in swing path and distance towards the right of the target all depends on the specific club a golfer chooses to use during play.
Using a club that yields a higher loft increases the difficulty in hitting a draw shot.
The variance in distance for the direction of the clubface on impact and the club path are heavily dependent upon the loft found in the specific club that the golfer chooses to use.
A key component of hitting proper draw shots depends on a variance in the golfer’s position during setup and at impact, these positions should NOT be the same.
Though this golf tip defies much of what most golfers have been taught, the variation in position proves to be crucial to hit a draw as intended.
At setup, the clubface should rest slightly open and end up pointing towards the target upon impact in order to hit a draw effectively.
An easy method to obtain such positioning while in motion happens while shifting our hips laterally in the direction of the target on the downswing.
In order to open the clubface as needed to hit a good draw shot, a forward shift of the hips provides an in-to-out path into impact.
As these types of golf drills often defy what most players consider natural swinging, it will take a considerable amount of practice for some before they’re fully comfortable.
In any sense, while golfing the slightest adjustments to our form and swing can garner drastic results, good or bad.
Try placing your right foot back 2 inches further on setup before attempting to hit a draw. This can increase the space on the downswing, which assists in hitting a draw.
Golfers looking to hit more draws should also work to reduce the amount of rotation they have in their forearms. Too much forearm movement can cause the clubface to misalign from the target.
Many players also find value in holding their shoulders back as long as possible while shifting their hips in the direction of the target.
Controlling the body in this manner will reduce the occurrence of upper body movement into the target and rear foot movement. These negative elements are common causes of slices on the golf course.
PGA Golf Pros and golfers of a lesser expertise find value in hitting draw shots because of the absolute consistency found in this type of golf shot.
When a golfer hits a draw, they have immense control over the direction of the golf ball, knowing when and where it will curve back on target.
As straight shots become more difficult to replicate on a constant basis, draw shots provide the needed reliability most cannot garner through aiming straight for an entire outing.
With the minor adjustments discussed in the video above and through this blog, golfers can apply these new techniques on the golf course or driving range immediately.
Keep an eye out for future articles and videos concerning draw shots and other elements that improve your overall golfing experience.
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