Senior Golfer 10 - Play a Fade, Golf (Video)
Senior Golfer 10 - Play a Fade, Golf (Video)

So as we discussed on that last section there. If you're struggling to get the club down on the inside, then it's naturally allowing the golf club to come over the top a little bit too much. And you've tried to get it inside, but physically you're struggling and you're getting backache or pain in your hips when you try and drop the club on the inside. You might just have to accept that you're going to have to play a fade. Now, a fade is not a bad thing, we often talk about a fade like you can't possibly play golf with the fade, you have to hit the ball with a draw to be a good golfer, that's not strictly the case. A lot of good players will play a fade all their lives - Colin Montgomerie won seven European order of merit hitting a fade.

So as long as you allow for a fade in your game and hit a draw from a faded swing, that's not a problem at all. So we'd expect you to be setting up down the left-hand side of the fairway using a golf club that's appropriate for the length of shot understanding that a fade is often a slightly shorter shot than a draw. And just making sure that you pick the right wind direction and you don't play over too many hazards we don't really want to hit the ball out over a pond and then try and fade it on through a green much better to aim at the center of the green and fade it to the right half of the green. So just pick and choose the right shot. Got to be careful we don't double cross ourselves.

So double crossing is this idea that you're going to swing outside the line, that's where we've determined from the physical position, you can't get inside the line, but then from here, don't whip your hands over and release your hand quickly trying to draw the ball you have to appreciate the draw it can only happen when the ball is setting off to the right-hand side of the golf course and drifting back into the center. If the club comes over the top and then you shut the face in relations to the swing path line. You won't get a draw, you'll get a pull hook left going left.

So if you're swinging out to in and slight across the golf ball your face needs to be open to the swing path line, that would put fade spin back on the ball and that would bring it more around towards the center of the fairway. So if you're going to play a fade, just accept you're going to play a fade, don't stand there in the back of your mind trying double cross yourself and trying to hit a draw from the faded swing. So physically you're struggling to get the draw path, let the club come slightly outside the line but don't release your hands too much, expect to see the ball fly from left to right. Pick the appropriate target and pick the appropriate club. There's nothing wrong with playing a fade.

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So as we discussed on that last section there. If you're struggling to get the club down on the inside, then it's naturally allowing the golf club to come over the top a little bit too much. And you've tried to get it inside, but physically you're struggling and you're getting backache or pain in your hips when you try and drop the club on the inside. You might just have to accept that you're going to have to play a fade. Now, a fade is not a bad thing, we often talk about a fade like you can't possibly play golf with the fade, you have to hit the ball with a draw to be a good golfer, that's not strictly the case. A lot of good players will play a fade all their lives - Colin Montgomerie won seven European order of merit hitting a fade.

So as long as you allow for a fade in your game and hit a draw from a faded swing, that's not a problem at all. So we'd expect you to be setting up down the left-hand side of the fairway using a golf club that's appropriate for the length of shot understanding that a fade is often a slightly shorter shot than a draw. And just making sure that you pick the right wind direction and you don't play over too many hazards we don't really want to hit the ball out over a pond and then try and fade it on through a green much better to aim at the center of the green and fade it to the right half of the green. So just pick and choose the right shot. Got to be careful we don't double cross ourselves.

So double crossing is this idea that you're going to swing outside the line, that's where we've determined from the physical position, you can't get inside the line, but then from here, don't whip your hands over and release your hand quickly trying to draw the ball you have to appreciate the draw it can only happen when the ball is setting off to the right-hand side of the golf course and drifting back into the center. If the club comes over the top and then you shut the face in relations to the swing path line. You won't get a draw, you'll get a pull hook left going left.

So if you're swinging out to in and slight across the golf ball your face needs to be open to the swing path line, that would put fade spin back on the ball and that would bring it more around towards the center of the fairway. So if you're going to play a fade, just accept you're going to play a fade, don't stand there in the back of your mind trying double cross yourself and trying to hit a draw from the faded swing. So physically you're struggling to get the draw path, let the club come slightly outside the line but don't release your hands too much, expect to see the ball fly from left to right. Pick the appropriate target and pick the appropriate club. There's nothing wrong with playing a fade.