2016-08-18 / Sports

Tee Time

My slice has never really faded from my game

I have a natural slice. I’m guessing that’s putting it mildly. It’s not too bad of a slice, but not good enough to call a fade.

I used to play with a friend that had a serious slice. He would aim at about 10 o’clock to hit a fairway. He’s since bought new clubs and had them fit to his swing and his ‘fade’ is gone.

I do sometime hit a nice draw. But, despite anything my playing partners or I think, it was by accident.

It drives me crazy than not knowing what I did to hit a draw.

Start Line Versus Target Line

To understand how to shape the ball it is important to understand the difference between a target line and a start line. The target line is a straight line from your ball to your target. The start line is the line that you want the ball to take off on, so left of the target for a fade (right-handed) and right of target for a draw.

How To Hit A Draw

To hit a draw (right handed), you want to follow the same method but with the start line facing right of the target. Keep the clubface pointed to on the target line and then swing along the start line. This will get the ball starting out to the right of the target, but shaping back in the air.

Seems easy enough. It’s not.

— Lee Morse

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