Any time you need to play a right-to-left shot on the golf course, just remember this phrase:
“The draw is golf’s most coveted shot. Hands down.”
The last part is the key. Lowering the hands at address positions you to make a flatter swing while increasing your wrist action, generating right-to-left sidespin. It can also help rein in or eliminate a slice.
The lower your hands go, the more your shots will “turn over.” The ball will fly lower, too. This knowledge comes in handy (pun intended) if you’re trapped behind a tree and need to hit a hard hook.
Whether you want to hit a gentle draw, a wicked hook or just take some curve out of your slice, follow these steps.
- Assume your normal setup over the ball.
- Move the hands slightly lower, i.e., closer to your body, which creates an angle between the arms and shaft.
- Doing this will cause you to bend forward a bit more; be sure you bend from the hips, not the waist.
- Make your normal swing.
Learn to curve the ball right-to-left on command and you’ll be the most envied golfer in your group. Hands down.