Re: How do you hit a power fade?On a normal fade, you don't aim as far to the left. You aim slightly left and aim the clubface at the target. You then swing along the body alignment, which will be outside to inside relative to the target line. You cut across the ball and must be careful not to roll the arms too much over and hook it.
On a power fade you aim even further left. If you swing along the body line , it would curve a lot from left ro right. Instead, you make sure to swing like when hitting a draw, club into the slot, inside to outside and full release through the ball for more distance.
As far as I've understood, the reason a draw is longer is because the clubface is closing on the ball, rotating from open to close. On a fade you are holding off the release to cut it. You lose distance because the clubhead is moving off the ball, pushing it out. On a draw, the clubhead is closing on the ball and giving the clubhead greater speed, which will give greater distance.
The purpose of the power fade is to combine a draw and fade. You take the accuracy of a fade and combine it with the distance of the draw. To close the club on the ball, hitting a draw, you must come from the inside, or you'd pull it. If you align like a normal fade and swing inside to outside, you are swinging along the target line and the ball can only move from the target line and to the right. With the slightly more open stance you can swing inside to outside which will be a few degrees inside of the target line. The clubface is aimed at the target, so you can hit a full release, closing through the ball, swinging inside to outside, launch the ball left and curve it 5-10 yards back. You'll have to experiment some with how much you aim left and how to aim the clubface.
I didn't pick up the part about tee height, but are you supposed to tee it lower with the driver?
If I'm wrong about something here, please correct me so we can get this topic straight.