Hitting A Draw With Your Driver: Golf Instructions
A draw is a unique shot many golfers work hard to achieve. As a right-handed player when you swing to make contact with the ball, you work to create a curve that makes the ball move right to left. If you want to add more distance to your drive this is the shot to help you do it. The shot is important if you want to achieve better contact when the ball is played in the fairway. Here are a few points to help you hit a draw with your driver.
- Establish a grip that stays strong through the shot. Make a V shape with your thumb and index finger as normal, but consider shifting your V off to your right side to make it stronger. This element helps curve the ball as you swing through.
- Use the target to help you place your feet. As you approach the ball think about foot placement. Your feet can aim toward the right side of your target. This means when you address the ball your shoulders and feet should be pointed in that direction (toward target).
- Your swing shot can be rounded off. As you address the ball make an imaginary line that includes your shoulders and feet to the target. Try not to pick up your club as you swing toward the inside.
- Think about the position your club should be in before taking your shot. In other words, visualize the motion the club will make before you hit the ball. Think about elements that need to be in place for the club to make solid contact. As you think about this consider your physical movements that occur as the shot is being made. When you swing through think about where the club head should be positioned behind you just about your heel as you come through with your swing.
- Get your forearm to roll under and rotate. This element keeps your club face closed while enforcing the path the ball should take. It helps the club create a path for the ball that is right to left. Some experts suggest you wear a wristwatch and have the face turned toward the left or inside of the wrist. When you make your swing motion this can let you know if you are performing your swing properly. As you swing through your hands should release while enforcing the ball to move toward the right.