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Understanding the Fade…

Understanding the Fade…

Amateur players tend to hit the fade on accident (a slice)…

Understanding how to hit a fade on purpose can help you control your drives and play better.

A fade can be a useful flight shape.

A fade is a ball that starts a little left and curves back to your target.

A fade usually has a little lower launch angle and more spin. Both of these elements mean less overall distance but also less opportunity to get into trouble.

More spin means the ball stops quicker and is less likely to roll into trouble.

A lot of Tour Pros hit a fade as their default swing for more control, especially on tight fairways and greens.

To hit a fade, open up your stance a little so you swing toward the left edge of the fairway but aim your clubface down the center of the fairway.

Opening your stance moves the ball back in your stance, encouraging you to hit the ball earlier in your swing while your clubface is still open and the club is still working down and to the right.

An open stance also makes it easier to swing down the left edge of the fairway since you aren’t changing your swing, you are changing the alignment of your body and letting your swing naturally work to the left of your target.

Understanding shot shapes and being able to hit various shapes will help you hit longer, straighter drives… not to mention make on-course corrections when you see yourself fall into old habits.

A lot of people think there’s one swing… one right way to hit a ball. Their goal is to “fix” their slice and change their slice into a draw…

A slice isn’t necessarily bad… but it’s a specialty shot.

When Tiger Woods hits a slice to get around a tree and find the green, it’s called a cut.

Each shot shape is a tool.

Instead of trying to trade one shot shape for another (ie. fixing your slice)… Start developing multiple tools.

Just like you have different clubs in your bag for different situations, you want to have different shot shapes in your bag.

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Hit A Draw For More Distance

Hit A Draw For More Distance…

Hitting a draw is easier than you think…

The hardest part of hitting a draw is letting go and trusting your swing.

The only reason you hit a slice is that your clubface is open (compared to your club path).

Thus… to hit a draw, we need to have our clubface closed at impact (compared to your club path).

The easiest way to hit a draw is turn the club in your hands so the club looks very closed, almost hooding the ball… and your hands look like you have a very strong grip.

If you turn the club in your hands you don’t have to do anything else to hit a draw.

Here’s the hard part… don’t change your swing!

You brain is a super computer. It realizes you have a bit of a weird grip and will try to make changes to your swing to compensate. DON’T!

You hit a slice because you leave the clubface open… to hit a draw, you have to learn to deliver a closed clubface.

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Swing Channel Drill

Swing Channel Drill…

If you want more distance and consistency with your driver…

You have to make centered contact…

You also need a good path that drives the ball…

Finally, you need confidence…

The Swing Channel Drill lets you practice and build confidence in your swing.

Build a channel to swing through. You can use just about anything to build your channel. I like to use tees or yoga blocks… you just want to be careful not to use anything too hard so you don’t damage your club if you accidentally make contact with your channel.

Practice delivering the club from the inside with a strong in-to-out path while making centered contact…

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