How to hit fade or draw

     Hitting specialized golf shots, such as fades or draws, may seem complicated, but it's really not. These step-by-step instructions will make you understand how it should be done.

     Before explaining how to hit fade or draw, it's important to review the four steps to hitting a straight golf shot.

          1.     Stand behind the ball and visualize a straight line between ball and target.

          2.     Pick out a leaf or mark that's a few feet or less in front of the ball and on this visualized target line.


          3.     Address the ball, aiming the clubface at the leaf or mark you just selected.


          4.     Align your heels, hips and shoulders parallel to the target line. Now you are ready to hit a straight shot at the target.



         How to hit a fade:

          1.     First, instead of aligning your heels, hips and shoulders parallel to the target line, align them left of your target, exactly to the line where you want your ball to start. We should start behind the ball and visualize a straight line between the ball and where we want it to start.

          2.     Now aim the clubface in between this line and the target line. We can follow same steps as we said before. Find a mark or a leaf to make it easier.


          3.     Swing naturally, along your body line (not the target line, don't let the clubface confuse you). The ball should start left of the target, and then fade to the right towards the target.



         How to hit a draw:

          1.     First, instead of aligning your heels, hips and shoulders parallel to the target line, align them right of your target, exactly to the line where you want your ball to start. We should start behind the ball and visualize a straight line between the ball and where we want it to start.

          2.     Now aim the clubface in between this line and the target line. We can follow same steps as we said before. Find a mark or a leaf to make it easier.


          3.     Swing naturally, along your body line (not the target line, don't let the clubface confuse you). The ball should start right of the target, and then draw to the left towards the target.