Draw a Golf Ball With a Driver in Four Easy Steps- Here’s How
Draw a Golf Ball with a Driver in Four Easy Steps- Here’s how
Hitting the draw shot in golf can be difficult for many golfers because it goes against all of our basic instincts on how we should hit any ball. It is not natural to hit a ball using the swing path you must use to put right-to-left spin (for right-handed golfers) that you need to. However, it can be done, and in this article we will show you how to do it in four easy steps. When you can accomplish this shot you will be able to get more distance, as a hook roll will tend to roll farther after the shot has hit the ground.
So why do we even want to try to draw the ball if it goes against our basic swing instincts? You do this for two basic reasons:
- We want to hit the draw for greater distance. As we get older and our club speed begins to drop (and it always does) most of us become very distance-challenged. We are not going to get much if any distance from greater ball flight, but striking a golf ball with a hook spin will cause the ball to roll a larger distance than will a fade spin. That large bounce or two after it hits the ground can mean 20 yards or more.
- We get a draw for greater accuracy. There is a great advantage to gain accuracy if we know which way we’re going to shape the ball. If we can consistently hit the golf ball with a controlled draw, we could aim to the right of our target and allow the ball to shape in the direction of our target area.
So to understand how to draw a golf ball we will look at these four areas:
- Foot position. It is possible to hit a draw shot when the feet are in the open position, but you tend to work a little against your weight shift when you do. By using an open stance it will allow you to more easily bring the club into the ball on a more inside out swing path, which is what you’re looking for.
- The grip. While gripping the club using a traditional golf grip, the “V” between the thumb and forefinger points at the right shoulder for right-handed golfers, and the left shoulder for left-handed golfers. This is considered a strong grip and will make it easier to close the club face for proper draw spin.
- The take away. Since you don’t want the club to be sweeping in from outside to inside, the club take away should be similar to the way you want the club to come into the ball at contact. So you’d like to take the club back with the wrist break done a little sooner. When coming back into the ball you will want that swing path to come from inside the ball to outside. If the club face has properly squared to the ball, counterclockwise spin should be imparted.
- Follow-through. You must maintain the feeling of having the hands firing through the ball and never stopping, or even hesitating. You should have a feeling of “throwing” your hands toward the target, and using that swing key should help you to keep the hands moving through the hitting zone.
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