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The Draw Shot

post #1 of 8
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I just read many Trackman articles and often found something like that:

 

http://www.andrewricegolf.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/RHTM.png

 

 

Look at the CLUB PATH ( not the SWING DIRECTION ) and the FACE ANGLE. Many golf instructors say that you can play a perfect draw when you align your clubface perfectly to the target but you swing to the right of it ( inside out swing ). So you align your feet and shoulders to the right of the target. And when you make a perfect golf swing, for example a 10 degree inside to outside CLUB PATH. And your FACE ANGLE is 0 degree, so it points right at the target. But if you do that the ball would go miles left of the target. Look at the Trackman data above. There you see the CLUB PATH is 3.5 degree inside-out and the FACE ANGLE IS 2.8 degree right of the target. When we compare the FACE ANGLE to the CLUB PATH we see that the CLUBFACE is 0.7 degree closed in relationship to the PATH. That will cause a draw and the ball ends up just 3.4 yards right of the target. That's pretty good. The SWING DIRECTION is the direction where the club is going at the deepest point of the swing. And the club path is the direction where the club is going at impact.

 

 

So, would it be a good rule of thumb that when i want to play a draw I align my feet and shoulders like a shot that is 10 yards right of the target and the CLUBFACE 50 percent of that ( in that example 5 yards ) right of the target ?????????????????????????? So i aim my clubface to a point that is 5 yards right of the target. But my club path ( the swing direction at impact ) is 10 yards right of the target.

post #2 of 8

i've heard that about the draw before, and every time i line up right and turn the clubface left and swing out to the right, the result is a direct push.  i've never once understood how this is supposed to do or what it is i'm doing wrong.
 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

yeah i know that too. maybe you forgot to grip the club like you would do on a straight shot ( after turning the clubface to the left ) then you must regrip the club with your normal club. Then you can release the clubhead properly and the result is a draw. But i want to know how to regulate that turning to the left properly.
 

post #4 of 8

I line up to the target, open the face about a degree or so to the target, and then swing on a path more open to the face.

 

IOW, my face angle is closed to the path.

 

Of course, my hands are forward and my weight at impact is on the front foot as much as possible.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

i've heard that about the draw before, and every time i line up right and turn the clubface left and swing out to the right, the result is a direct push.  i've never once understood how this is supposed to do or what it is i'm doing wrong.
 

 

If that was the case, at impact the face was inline with the path.  

 

Draw = club face closed to path.   

 

Push = club face square to path.

 

The ball will generally start in the direction the face is pointing, and curve away from (opposite of) the path.

post #6 of 8

Here, watch this video....  Watch it several times until you truly understand the D-plane.  Once you understand the D-plane, then you can understand how to hit a Draw/Fade, etc. etc...

post #7 of 8

My goal is to hit a Push Draw when I play golf.  What I do is aim my feet, hips and shoulders several yards right of my target.  My club face is fairly square to the same plane/target line.  But I swing inside out.  When I hit the ball well - I hit a nice Push Draw.  Here are my Trackman numbers with a 6i from this past Spring.  

 

 

1000

post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Of course, my hands are forward and my weight at impact is on the front foot as much as possible.

This too.

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