Draws and fades are shots featuring controlled movements of the golf ball.
A draw curves from the player’s right to his left (for a right-handed golfer) while a fade moves in the opposite direction, from left to right.
Some players hit draw shots or fade shots naturally.
Is it better to have a fade or a draw?
Some will argue that the fade is better because it provides more control, and can offer a softer landing. Others will say the draw is superior because the ball with travel farther, and cut through the wind more effectively. Here’s my answer after playing both shots myself.
What is fade and draw on a driver?
A hook or a draw is a golf shot that goes from right to left, whereas a fade or slice is a shot that goes from left to right. Slices which are one of the common problems that golfers face is a shot that can hit those white out-of-bounds stake at the far right of the fairway.
What causes a draw in golf?
The main reason why a draw is useful comes down to the technical make up of the golf shot. To hit a draw, the swing must be attacking the golf ball from the inside with the club face open to the target, and closed to the swing path. That is one of the reason golf pros play the draw shot more often.
How do you fade and draw a golf ball?
Method 2 Hitting a Fade
- Weaken your grip. If you’re a right-handed golfer, move your grip over to the left a bit.
- Aim slightly to the left.
- Hit with a slightly open face.
- Don’t over swing.
- Tee the ball low and line up the center of the ball with the sweet spot of your driver.