A draw is the opposite of a fade. With a draw, the ball curves gently from right-to-left (for right-handers), moving toward the target after starting out right of the target line.
A draw is a great shot to be able to play on command in order to better attack a pin or fairway, or to get around hazards. A controlled draw can also add yards to drives, producing additional roll.
Playing a Draw
There are two good ways to play a draw:
- Set up with the clubface aimed at the target.
- Align your body, including your feet and shoulders, to the right of the target (be sure to keep the clubface aimed at the target). This will create a slightly glancing blow, putting counter-clockwise spin on the ball.
- Make a normal swing along your body-line with no effort to alter your swing.
- Aim your feet, shoulders and clubface all to the right of the target.
- Make your swing, but get a slight feeling of rolling the club through impact. Look for a slight turn of the ball to the left.