Been pretty successful playing a draw off the tee for a while now, however to do so I lined up with a very, very closed stance and the ball off my left toe. I used to always fade/slice it when I lined up square to the target. Only downside has been that when I lined up closed, the misses were huuuuge. Either low snap hooks or blocks way OB right. I also could not hit the ball straight down the fairway, everything was a 10-20 yard draw.
Recently gave the neutral stance a try and also moved the ball back a few inches (I believe Erik and Dave recommend playing the ball a bit back in the stance to promote a left to right shot. Guess my swing fixed itself a bit over the last few months, because the ball flight was great. Still left to right, but now it was very gentle, 5 yards at the most. Also realized I could hit it fairly straight if I wanted. Best part, misses aren't nearly as bad. No more snap hooks or 50 yard blocks. Instead my misses were just overcooked left or a straight ball with a bit of fade.
Think I'll be playing from an neutral stance all the time now. Anyone else keep their alignment the same no matter what shape they're going for?