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Irons = Nice little Draw. Woods and driver = huge fade.

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My game is really starting to come together lately and if I could just straighten out my woods and driver I'd be perfect. 

 

I have a nice little draw with my irons at the moment but I can't seem to repeat with the woods/driver.

I usually have a gigantic fade. Sometimes I can play it, but most of the time it will trickle way out of the fairway right.

 

Do ya'll have any tips or anything for me to practice? 

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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

My game is really starting to come together lately and if I could just straighten out my woods and driver I'd be perfect. 

 

I have a nice little draw with my irons at the moment but I can't seem to repeat with the woods/driver.

I usually have a gigantic fade. Sometimes I can play it, but most of the time it will trickle way out of the fairway right.

 

Do ya'll have any tips or anything for me to practice? 

 

 

Typically when you swing a driver, and if you are hitting up you will have the ball more forward. This shifts the swing path to slightly inward because the club goes from in to out to out to in (on an arc). If you are hitting a draw with the irons it is because the ball is being struck first with a descending blow, and the ball is on the in to out part of the swing path. 

 

 

Check out this video,

 

 

Also hitting a fade with a driver isn't a bad thing. 

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Typically when you swing a driver, and if you are hitting up you will have the ball more forward. This shifts the swing path to slightly inward because the club goes from in to out to out to in (on an arc). If you are hitting a draw with the irons it is because the ball is being struck first with a descending blow, and the ball is on the in to out part of the swing path. 

 

 

Check out this video,

 

 

Also hitting a fade with a driver isn't a bad thing. 

This is awesome. Thank you so much. 

 

And yeah I like hitting a fade with driver, it's just fades too far for me to control right now. Always running off into the rough even the I'm aiming way down the left side of the fairway. I just feel like maybe if I learn how to play a draw then I can go back to the fade and it will be a little more straightened out. 

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This is awesome. Thank you so much. 

 

And yeah I like hitting a fade with driver, it's just fades too far for me to control right now. Always running off into the rough even the I'm aiming way down the left side of the fairway. I just feel like maybe if I learn how to play a draw then I can go back to the fade and it will be a little more straightened out. 

 

If you are aiming left, make sure you are aiming left with out opening up your body to the left. Its a subtle thing, this way you are not causing the swing path to be more left (more curve).

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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

If you are aiming left, make sure you are aiming left with out opening up your body to the left. Its a subtle thing, this way you are not causing the swing path to be more left (more curve).

Yeah I actually aim left in a slight draw position because I know if I open up.....I'm fading OB lol. 

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