Would like to know how to hit a draw? Great, you have just landed in the right place to understand the fundamentals of how to hit a draw.
Outlining the steps of a golf shot such as the draw it’s not enough, every golf shot has its own fundamentals and it is important to understand them before knowing how to take the shot to understand the objective of the shot.
Most articles on how to hit a draw unfortunately do not outline the fundamentals and we have decided to fix that by providing the fundamentals for your game.
Always check with your coach or course to ensure you are on the right track!
Keep reading to find out more about how to hit a draw.
What Is a Draw?
A draw is a golf shot that goes from right to left in a controlled manner, for left-hand golfers it is the opposite which is left to right. It is the opposite of a fade ball flight which moves left-to-right for right-hand golfers.
A golf player should aim to hit a draw or a fade because they are the most controlled shots.
The Science Behind Hitting a Draw
The science behind hitting a draw comes to play as means of the position of the clubface at impact and not by the swing path, the path plays a strong role when it comes to hitting a draw because this is what makes the shot curve towards the target. However, the clubface is the biggest factor. The clubface should be open and pointing right of your target so that you can start the ball to the right ‘the first part of hitting a draw’, and closed to when making the swing impact.
Set Up Position
The correct setup to hit a draw is to have a closed clubface at impact to turn the ball from right to left, hitting a draw with an opened clubface as the ball will fade to the right.
How To Draw With a Driver
- Control the clubface
You need to make sure that the clubface doesn’t open that much during your swing, if it opens it will be difficult to move it back to square. Remember that an open clubface will increase the sidespin at the impact that produces too much curve and in most cases slices.
Your grip plays a big role, make sure that the top hand is more on top of the club and the bottom hand is square so that it is underneaths moderately the club.
- Keep it square on the backswing
The clubface needs to be square impact and on the right path to hit the draw, ensure that the clubface is staying square during the downswing. Remember to rotate with your arms and body, not with your hands, remaining connected will help you at the top of your swing without influencing the clubface.
- Use Your Hips
When you rotate to turn your body, ensure your turn to trail your hip away from the ball as well and keep your spine angle and posture stable.
- Swing Inside-To-Out
You must be on the right club path to make the draw ‘inside-to-out’ golf swing. When you keep the clubface square and rotated back properly, you will be able to drop the club inside and attack the inside of the golf ball. Visualizing the hit of the ball at the 4 pm clock will create the inside-to-square club path and proper draw spin on the ball at impact.
- Finish Strong
It is important to make an aggressive follow-through to hit a draw. You can lose your clubface or path if you decelerate into the ball.
- Stay Connected
You can use a swing to align the device to improve your connection and lead you to deliver the club with more power and accuracy. Remember to keep your arms and body connected, and always use your big muscles.
How to hit a draw with irons
- Focus on the swing path
Irons are shorter in length than the driver and they are easier to control. Remember this, if your club is shorter your swing will be shorter and less time will be required to hit an effective draw. Hold your focus on rotating back with your body versus controlling the club with your arms and hands. The inside-to-out swing that is required to hit a draw comes naturally when you rotate forward since you have created space for the club to move and attack the inside of the ball.
The easiest way to lose the ball right or left with your iron is by losing your balance consistency through the swing. Since the iron swing is short, in this step you have to make sure that you are rotating against the brace of your trail leg on the way back. You should return to the ball by rotating your lower body first allowing the club to move down and inside-to-out and then down to your target.
3. Avoid flipping your hands
Golfers flip their hands at impact rotation the face closed and causing a hook, you should control the rotation and squaring of the clubface with your body and not with your hands.
4 Tips to Improve this shot
- To create room on the downswing to create the ‘inside-to-out’ swing path, you should drop your right foot back an or two when addressing.
- During the downswing, feel like your hands are moving around your body and not above it.
- Shift your hips towards the target and hold back your shoulders as long as you can to start down.
- The clubface has to be open and pointing right of your target to set up the draw and start the ball, closed to your swing path at impact. Don’t forget to minimize your forearm rotation through your impact.