Develop a draw
We all want to hit a draw.
A draw is when the ball curves towards your body. So if you're a right-handed player, the ball turns slightly to the left.
Many players are confused about how to hit a draw.
A draw occurs when the toe of the club flies past the heel just before impact. This creates the spin that causes the ball to draw.
To hit a consistent draw, it's important to develop the feel of flying the toe past the heel. So here are two drills that will help you learn how this feel.
Watch J. demonstrate these two drills.
For the first drill, start with the heels of your feet touching and your toes pointed out like a duck.
Set your club behind the ball and have the ball centered in your stance. Except for the feet, your stance should be similar to your regular stance.
From this position, you can swing the club freely and feel the club turn your arms and hands. You don't turn the club, the club turns me. When you do this it will lead to the toe moving past the heel.
Take some practice swings, then move on to hitting the ball from this stance.
When you've become proficient at this drill, take it to the next level.
Start in the same duck-footed position, then lift your front foot up and place it behind you with just the toe touching the ground.
Now you can't push with your back hand and shoulder to try and turn the club. If you do try and turn with your back hand and shoulder, you'll lose your balance.
With only one foot planted on the ground, take some practice swings, then move to hitting the ball. You should see an improving draw and develop a better feel for the swing a draw requires.
I have this conversation a lot. No matter what sport you play or used to play, I'm sure you participated in drills to develop certain skills. Golf is no different.
Practice this drill and you'll generate the ball-flight you want.