June 19, 2007

How I draw it

And avoid the big hook

Photo by Darren Carroll

Photo by Darren Carroll

To draw the ball, my pre-shot adjustments are the opposite of those I make to hit a fade. First, I aim my body to the right, where I want the ball to start. Second, I close the clubface (inset) so it faces where I want the ball to land. I don't change my grip or my swing. And I don't swing any harder or easier. With both of these shots, I trust that the set-up changes I made will produce a different shot when I make my standard golf swing.