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How to Draw and Fade the ball - This will get you out of trouble!

How to Draw and Fade the ball – This will get you out of trouble!

How to Draw and Fade the ball – This will get you out of trouble!
 
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Most golfers are trying to prevent curve on their shots.  

Either hooking or slicing the ball, particularly off the tee.  But for those of you who want to curve it intentionally to either get yourself out of trouble or curve the ball in to a difficult pin position, this is the article for you!  Hank Haney explains how to both draw and fade the ball at will.  Thanks to GolfDigest.com
 
Curving the ball is a subject I cover a lot on Twitter, but that’s mostly because players are trying to get rid of too much curve.

But if you want to become a complete player, you need to know how to move the ball both ways to go around obstacles.

To make the ball hook, move it back slightly in your stance, close the face a few degrees and make your grip stronger, turning both hands away from the target (above, left). To slice it, do the opposite: Move the ball forward, open the face slightly and take a weaker grip (above, right).

In both cases, adjust your aim to account for the big curve you’re setting up. Most golfers don’t change their aim enough, and end up hitting the obstacle or curving past the target.

To Hook It

Position the ball back, close the face slightly and strengthen the grip.

To Slice It

Position the ball forward, open the face slightly and weaken the grip.

To watch the video of Hank Haney’s explanation on how to draw and fade the ball, go here!

Source: Golf Digest

Picture: Jonathan Camaya

Thanks for watching – How to Draw and Fade the ball – This will get you out of trouble!

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