One big misconception is that hitting a draw shot is hard and not achievable especially for newbies. But the truth is its really just easy. Controlling the ball’s path is vital to lowering your scores in golf and winning.
If you’re not familiar with the term ‘hitting a draw’, all it means is that the ball will go from right to left similar to a hook shot but with deliberation and some control. Many professional golfers invest massive time in perfecting this shot because it can add considerable distance to their drives.
When this is done right, hitting a draw will make the ball fly lower which will allow it to roll more on the fairway. As you perfect this shot, you can expect to be a better golfer and have a greater chance in winning a game.
To be able to perform this correctly, you have to ensure that these few things happen in your swing.
The first one is to achieve a strong grip by rotating your hands slightly going to the right on the golf club’s shaft.
Second is to close your address stance quite a bit. This will enable your body to have some room that it needs to turn fully and achieve the proper outside swing path.
When the club head comes in contact with the golf ball, let your hands do the work. This is where a strong grip is vital so make sure you do it correctly.
Try to keep your head down when hitting a draw and completing your follow through. If done correctly, the ball with fly right and then stop its curve around the center line.
If you see that the ball is somehow curving to the left, then you need to continue practicing.
Hitting a draw properly requires a lot of effort and practice. Another thing worth mentioning is the best club to use. The perfect club for hitting a draw is a mid-iron club. The 6 club is a good choice for most players.
At first, you may see a lot of hook shots but don’t be discouraged because this is to be expected. The technique of rotating your hands to the right isn’t something that can be perfected overnight. It’s something that can be achieved through continuous practice.
When you start perfecting your shots with mid-irons, try to move up toward the driver. As like with the steps above this can be difficult but practice will always make you improve. Never ever give up. Once you have it down, you can easily do it correctly. Hence, hitting a draw will not really be that hard.