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So, shaping the golf ball on demand. You've got a shot into a hole and the pins on the left and you want to hit a draw. The pins on the right, you want to hit a fade. You need to be versatile and be able to change the way that you hit the golf ball instantly. And this is a simple drill to help you do that, when you are out in the golf course. As you can see I've just got – set up a little station here with two alignment sticks, almost making a cross shape. And what we’re going to talk about is almost why it crosses the clock face drill. So at the moment where this -- from alignment stick is pointing is at 12 o'clock, straight at you. Back here is six, away from me is three and towards me is nine. Okay, I want you to think about it as a clock face. 12, 6, 3 and 9. Now if I step up to this golf ball, so I'm perfectly in line with my 12 and six lines, so I'm perfectly parallel to that line To hit a draw, we have to come in more from the inside, to hit a fade, we have come more in from the outside. Now that's only coming into the golf ball, the entrance.

We’re also going to talk about the exit today through the golf ball. So, for example if I want to hit a draw, I'm going to come in to the golf ball from the inside. Now we’re going to imagine we’re coming into the golf ball, more from seven o'clock. So this kind of position here would be more from 6, 7. And we’re not just going to stop at 7; we are also going to swing out to one o'clock. So, from seven to one, 7 to one. That's going to promote inside to outside path, it is going to help you draw a golf ball, as long as your face is pointing pretty much near enough to 12 o'clock.

The fade is the opposite way; so the fade, we are going to swing more from five o'clock, you've guessed it, exit at eleven o'clock. So the club is going to come through the golf ball in this direction more. So from 5 to 11. And as long as my club face again is pointing at 12 o'clock, you’re going to hit a fade. So, as I come in to a hit, I'm going to come in from five, swing out to eleven, keep the club face dead straight, and that's going to start left the target, turn on the target. If we swing more from seven out to one, it is going to slightly right the target and then draw back in to target. A really simple way and if you forget get your watch and check which time you want to swing it. Hold that out -- and I can't wait to start getting you close to the pin, when you’re next out on the golf course.