Being able to draw the driver and fade the driver gives you great flexibility in your golf game. It can be frustrating if you know you need to draw a drive but your natural shape is a fade. It makes the hole extremely difficult and often you will end up in the rough on the wrong side. If you want to improve your golf game the being able to move the ball both ways with your driver will give you the edge you need to excel.

In this video, golf teacher Shawn Clement explains how to draw the driver and also how to fade the driver. I will start off with the draw.

How To Draw the Driver

The first thing you need to do when you want to hit a draw is to set up to the ball in the correct position. You want to line the logo on the ball to where you want the ball to end up. This will most likely be in the middle of the fairway. You then need to line up the body with the ball inside the front heel. This will allow you to attack the ball from a more inside position. Next you simply close the face of the club very slightly. This will get you pushing the ball out to the right but put spin on the ball that will bring the ball back in a draw. Don’t try to hit the ball too hard, just swing through the ball.

How To Fade the Driver

Some of you have no problem fading the driver, but I will go through what Shawn Clement has to say. The way you hit a fade is very similar to how you hit a draw but with some minor adjustments. Again, line the logo of the ball up where you want it to end up. Take your stance as you did for the draw, but have the ball in a more forward position. The ball needs to be lined up on your instep rather than inside your instep. Open the face of the club ever so slightly and then hit through the ball. This should see you fade the ball.


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