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How can I change between hitting a draw and a fade golf shot? Now draws and fades have two completely different paths through the air. A draw will start at the right of the target before curving left to finish on the target while a fade will start to the left and then curve to the right before finishing on the target. Now as you suspect with two such distinct ball flights it requires two distinct different swings. Now with the draw, you want the club to be moving from the inside, so from inside the body extending out to the right of the target and then having a lot of club face rotation through impact. At the point of impact the club should be slightly close to your path that’s slightly open to the target. And that what’s going to create the spin and move the ball from right to left in the air.

Now a fade is just the total opposite, so the club needs to move from outside to in the club face slightly open to that path but slightly close to the target and that what’s going to cause that spin moving it from the left to right in the air; so two totally distinct actual ball flights. Now the best way to practice this is when you get down to the driving range, just pull a couple of balls across, hit a fade, hit a draw, next two balls, hit a fade, hit a draw.

All to your stance, all to the way your path is moving and just try and actually shape the ball left and right and then right to left. If it’s not quite working then go back to basics, get some alignment sticks down on the mark, get some clubs down on the mark and just try and follow those paths through the ball, just take it down, break it down individually, hit the fades and then hit the draws. So two distinct types of shots, don’t try and set of the same, don’t try and do the same and then manipulate the club face through impact, make sure your set ups and your paths through the ball are different to create these two distinct types of ball flight.