ScoreBoard Golf Tip – Executing Different Shots


Posted on October 20th, by ScoreBoardTX in All, golf. No Comments

golf-tipsHave you ever wanted to fade your ball into a flag protected by a deep fairway bunker? How about draw the ball into a back left pin placement? Below are a couple setup changes you can make to enable you to execute these shots properly.

 

The Draw: The key to hitting a draw is the inside to out path of the golf club when contact is made with the ball. For a right handed golfer, you want to start by addressing the ball with a closed stance – feet, hips, shoulders all aligned to the right of the target. Your clubface should be aligned toward your target – slightly closed to your stance. A normal swing along your body-line will promote an exaggerated inside to out club path. The flight of the ball will start to the right and draw back toward the target. The ball flight will also be slightly lower than normal.

 

The Fade: The key to hitting the fade is the outside to in path of the club, just the opposite of the draw. Again, for the right handed golfer, you want to start by addressing the ball with an open stance – feet, hips, shoulders all aligned to the left of the target. Your clubface should be aligned toward your target – slightly open to your stance. A normal swing along your body-line will promote an exaggerated outside to in club path. The flight of the ball will start to the left and fade back toward the target. The ball flight will also be slightly higher than normal.

 

As with any shot, be sure to practice these on the practice range before attempting them during your round.

 

 





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