HOW TO HIT A DRAW WITH A DRIVER

HOW TO HIT A DRAW WITH A DRIVER


– Well good morning,
Adam Bazalgette back here in Naples, Florida, at the
beautiful Club at Mediterra. I’m two-time PGA Teacher
of the Year Award winner down here and founder
of Scratch Golf Academy. I wanna talk to you today about a subject just about everybody’s
interested, how to hit a draw with your driver. Stay tuned. (lively music) Okay, so hitting a draw with your driver. I’m gonna show you a close-up in a minute so you get a sense of the geometry of it. It’s not at all complicated, but I’ll give you a little
refresher course on that, hope you find helpful,
and then I’m gonna give you some strategies as
to how you can start to put that in your game and swing. If you find this video
helpful, and I hope you do, please subscribe to the channel, would love to get you lots of this free content coming along. So let’s have a close-up
look here so we get a sense of the geometry of of a draw. So what is the geometry of a draw? Well it’s simple, really. This tennis racket’ll help illustrate it. If that’s our desired target line, your club face, racket
face, has to be aimed to the left of where your swing is aimed. If that’s the case, you will
curve the ball to the left. Now I’m assuming solid
contact there, obviously. And the bigger the degree of difference between club face angle
and swing direction the more curve you’ll get. It just takes a little fooling around and playing around to get the feel for it. I’ll touch on that later. Now, let me encourage you in something. This is not impossible. This is isn’t rocket science. A lot of people have been
stuck slicing the ball for so much of their golf life they just feel like it’s a holy grail. It isn’t, if you could
take a tennis racket and hit a little topspin lob, a little topspin forehand
I guess you’d call it, you can draw a golf ball. Just takes a little bit of practice. So remember, swing path more to the right. I’m exaggerating a lot here. Club face relative to the
swing path aim to the left, and you fool around with
it, then that’s your draw. Now let’s have a look at some strategies as to how you can get this in your game. Okay, so how are you going
to start to implement that? Now I’ve been teaching golf
full-time for nearly 30 years. I worked with Leadbetter for
15 years, or nearly 15 years. My point being, I’ve had
a lot of experience trying to help people draw the
ball, and I hate to say it, a lot of it wasn’t that successful. But I hope I’ve learned
a little bit going along, and can benefit you from
some of what I’ve seen. Now here’s what I’m getting at. The best thing I can
recommend when you’re starting to hit a draw is you’ve gotta start to create the correct club
face swing path alignment, create the correct curve first, and then start to create the
correct swing path second. Just mentally that’s a lot easier to do. If you’re a slicer, it is so difficult to get yourself to swing
more from the inside if you’re already battling
the ball going right. I’m telling you, you’ve got
the get the ball curving first, even if it’s left,
and then start to sort out the swing path. It’s a lot easier. So let’s see how we can do that. So first thing I would do, remember, and I’ve said this on
some of my other videos if you’ve watched them. We are not talking about
a slash of the hands to close the club face. We’re talking about closing it that way. So as you come in, you
have to turn the face, not get out of control with your wrists. So let’s practice that on a little scale. And I would hold it up
in front of you, turn it. Now we’re gonna make a little swing and turn the face a lot. And I should hit like a
little low, squib hook. (club hitting) And you can see that
ball just kind of squib off to the left there. Once you’ve mastered that a little bit, and do it on this scale. Again this is another thing
I just can’t emphasize enough when you work on this,
based on my experience. Do it on a small scale, and do it with a relaxed, playful mind. Make mistakes and learn from mistakes. When I say mistakes, fool around and exaggerate it a bit. If you just try to take
information and just plug it straight in and try to hit great shots, it’s so difficult, mentally,
to get on top of it. Start small; be creative;
develop some skill. So, next thing we’re gonna do. I know I ramble on a little
bit with these videos about, if you listen to
my videos about how to, you know, be creative
and soft with your mind, and not try too hard, but I cannot emphasize that enough. So next thing, you’ve now gotta get to where the curve isn’t so drastic, regardless of where it starts, the curve is very moderate. So let’s try a little swing like that. I’m just gonna try to turn
the face a little bit. (club hitting) That was a pretty
moderate amount of curve. Started a little bit left. And then of course, once you
get a good feel for that, the next thing you’re gonna
feel is your swing path. I don’t wanna tackle a whole lotta stuff in this video, and make this
long and tedious for you. Got lots of stuff on plane and swing path on our videos scratchgolfacademy.com, but just as a simple one, what I would do, is I would put my hips
forward a little bit, imitating an impact. I’d create a little bit of
this side tilt in my body. Square stance, there’s my little tilt. And you can see how this
affects my swing path, at least on a small
scale to go to the right. Now I’m not suggesting you set up that way for a full shot,
’cause it would restrict your backswing, but it
mimics a draw shape impact. So, bump the hips. Feel a little tilt this
way of your shoulders, and start making some
small swings that go more on this type of a direction. And as you can, work the face again. If you start curving it to the right or, let’s say, failing to
curve it to the left, go back to just working club face. So let’s aim a little bit to the right with our pre-set hip. (club hitting) Now that’s a shot of
probably, oh, 120 yards. Had a nice little draw to it
that started to the right. Like anything, hey, if
there was an easy tip, tuck your right elbow in or whatnot, I’d just give it to ya. But you’ve gotta develop skill. It’s not that difficult
to do, I promise you. If you can play table tennis
and hit different shots, you can learn how to draw a a golf ball. Hope this helps you. I hope you found that helpful. Get you started with the ideas
of how to draw your driver. If you found the video
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aspect with your driver. Hope you’ll do that. Thanks again for your time and interest. (lively music) (mouse click) (mouse click) (mouse click) (mouse click)

70 thoughts on “HOW TO HIT A DRAW WITH A DRIVER

  1. if i can have a question, i thought the draw comes with a clubface open to the target line, but closed to the swingpath, as the ball starts always perpendicular to the clubface, it needs to be open to the target line. is it a wrong startement?

  2. When you talk about closing the driver face it looks like you are de-lofting the club as well. Is this true or am I thinking about it wrong?

  3. Hello, first thank you for the video.  I just spent this week really practicing the draw and I was starting to think that club speed had to be high to draw it.  From your video , I should be able to draw it with any speed of swing right?  I've been pushing the ball to the right a lot, I think I'm failing to close the club face properly.  Which is probably why I'm slicing without even trying to hit a draw.

  4. Works great, after only 1 hour at the range i can do it easier than before. We just have to do it exactly as you said. Thanks a lot.

  5. Could you please comment about ball position, keeping the club face open and the grip? I seem to hook the ball when the shots are rushed or with the strong grip. I have also read maintaining the wrist angle same all the way is critical. Great teaching videos. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  6. to draw my ball i simply start by setting up a little closed to the golf ball ( to the right of square) instead of square, swing path is an in to out more in to out then your average normal swing, down the line swing path should be more out to the right than staight or down the line (kinda like your pushing out to the right with down swing). thanks for tips

  7. Thank you very much for this, Such great tuition, and so easy to understand, I will hopefully learn from this. – I think you may just saved me cost of an expensive golf lesson..lol. If this all works like I think it should, I will let you know…

  8. this vid deserves some kind of award because it works even for a bone head like me, and unlike me, does not get bogged down with a lot of technical BS. thank you. Mick in Ireland.

  9. Hi Adam;
    I was wondering if gripping the club a bit closed at address might be easier than trying to close it at impact with your wrists. Thanks!

  10. I love that his assumption is that golfers play tennis and know how to hit a topspin lob. country club life. rich people stuff. not poor. 1% gang.

  11. Golf is the hardest sport to learn by listening to someone and trying to do what they're saying and is much easier to learn by learning by failing and messing around after one of these type lessons. With that said… I'm a total tool at drawing the ball but I can fade it like a mofo lol

  12. if you wish to stop the slice, trying hitting it right of target line. simple. if you don't understand what a swing across the body is (from the outside in to the left (pull or slice) as opposed from the inside out to the right (draw or block)) then don't bother trying to learn just play and have fun. this a very good lesson video.

  13. gonna give this a try. I'm desperate to add the draw to my game. I can play table tennis to a good standard so that's me sorted ha ha

  14. Could you pre-set the club turned near target line and swing in to out? That makes more sense to me than flinging the hands around, and it would make the swing occur naturally. Just my two cents. Thanks for the tips!

  15. can you please do a video ware a left handed person does the stuff you instruct? I watch all your vidios but they're hard to understand because I'm left handed. thanks!

  16. do u manipulate club head as in rolling the golf club over? or do u just set up closed and do your normal swing?

  17. Ugh, I've been a drawer and hooker most of my life but came out this season with a gay fade that's driving me nuts. Is there any magic bullet for this horrific condition?

  18. What helped me is lining up slightly to the right of where I'm wanting the ball to travel to while both my feet are pointed in the direction my body is facing and not open whatsoever.

  19. Thanks again Adam. I told you it worked on the range, I took it to a tough breezy links in Kent on Sunday and after a couple of holes where I was stuck between old and new swing I started trusting this technique and just kept hitting fairways. All my playing partners said they have never seen me drive so consistently. Just got to get my iron play sorted now😀

  20. I tried something similar 6 or 7 years ago when I was trying to cure a slice.  Worked really well for a while until I started to duck hook.   Been fighting it ever since.  Used to score high 70s low 80s regularly, no chance now..

  21. How to hit a Draw with a baseball swing?? I know only to hit Straight no Draw or Fade . I hope you can give me a tip for hitting a Draw with my baseball swing..

  22. I tried this method after slicing for 20 years. Now I’m emasculating the ball for 350 yards with the draw ! My friends call me Happy Gilmore. I made a hole in one on a par 4 the other day. Thanks Chubbs.

  23. I've had a little bit success with, Fade = BackSwing more vertical, Draw = BackSwing not totally horizontal 🙂 but about 40Deg or so.

  24. Love your videos Adam, I can see why you have earned teacher of the year awards. Truly gifted at splaining things…clear and concise!

  25. I found it too hard for my swing to the club face closing at the exact moment of contact, but if I adjust my grip slightly stronger & just use my normal swing I get a nice baby draw everytime without having another swing thought to deal with, drop my right foot back couple inches & slightly stronger grip works for me

  26. Love your simple directions & also me being a new golfer your reminder to "No overthink" & get the consistent feel. Can't wait to see more & ready to practice today!!

  27. This is exactly what I was looking for..I like your baby steps 1st..then work your way up…….Leland

  28. Yes slicers are plagued. Any new concept seems like a fad diet plan, it works for a little while the disappears. WHY !

  29. Want to thank you I've been struggling lately watching to many videos I find that yours to be helpful I,m left handed and have problem rolling my right wrist seems to be more mental any suggestions I,m. going to stick with your methods. Thanks

  30. I have never in my 25 years of playing golf made a ball go right to left. Not even by accident. I watched this video and in less that 10 balls I was shaping my driver right to left. Thank you very much for this video!!!!

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