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Shot Shaping 101!!!

LEARN TO PLAY DRAWS AND FADES This is probably the most requested topic from all the articles I’ve written. How to play a draw or a fade? For me, the easiest way to describe how to play draws and fades is to think about 3 points in the distance illustrated in picture 1 as A,B, and C.

THE FADE

To fade the ball i.e curve the golf ball from left to right for a right handed golfer point A signifies where your body and toe line should be aimed. Point B signifies the direction you would like the golf ball to start off and therefore where your clubface should be aimed, Point C signifies where you like the golf ball to finish.

Make sure to swing the club along the path your body line. Use alignment rods to help with this (pic. 2)

As the clubface is aimed to the right of your club path this will ensure a left to right curve on the golf ball. (pic. 3)



THE DRAW

To draw the golf ball, i.e curve the golf ball from right to left for a right handed golfer, point C signifies where your body and toe line should be aimed. Point B signifies the direction you would like the golf ball to start off and therefore where your clubface should be aimed & Point A signifies where you like the golf ball to finish.

Make sure to swing the club along the path of your toe line. Use alignment rods to help with this (pic. 5)

As the clubface is aimed to the left of your club path this will ensure a right to left curve on the golf ball. (pic. 6)

I hope these pointers help. Get out and try it.

If you have any specific questions regarding this article or any other golf swing issues you can email me on info@eddietraceygolf.com.

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