This drill will guarantee you have the traits required to hit a draw
By Alex Riggs
This article is targeted at amateurs who are struggling with weak impacts where the ball comes off with a fade or slice. The key to making any change in golf is first acknowledging what is currently going on, then understanding what you want to change, and then finally coordinating what you need to feel to make the change.
With fades and slices, we know as fact that the club face is open at impact compared to the path the club is travelling on.
In most cases, this open face to path relationship presents itself in the transition from the backswing to the downswing. Slicers typically pull the grip of the club downward, with the left wrist in a cupped position, leaving the club face open and the club head travelling outside the hands on the way down.
To prevent the ball from curving right, we want to feel exactly the opposite. Start by making a half backswing (see main picture). Now attempt to close the face as much as possible while still retaining bend in your right arm. Position the club face as far behind you as possible with your hands in front of your chest. From here, practice making a divot and swinging through to your finish. You are now going to get used to this new relationship of a more closed clubface and a path that is now swinging more inside out. Practice this move 5-10 times, then try it with a ball. You’ll start noticing the ball has a different shape on it immediately. – with Kent Gray