How to Turn Your Slice Into a Draw

By Steve Silverman

The draw is one of the most powerful shots in golf. Not only will it give you the advantage of either staying straight with your shot or actually having a left to right bend, it will also give you extra distance. A slice is one of the most common mistakes in golf and is usually noted by an off-target left-to-right banana curve to the shot.


Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Step 1
Check your stance. If you want to hit a draw, your shoulders should be squared, but they should be to the right of where you want it to go.
Step 2
Spread your feet out a bit more than normally. If your feet are regularly shoulder length apart, move both feet about 2 inches to give you a wider base. This will help you stop slicing and help you hit a draw.
Step 3
Move your feet so they are aimed to the right of the target. The angle of your feet should be moved about 10 degrees to the right.
Step 4
Turn the toe of your club about 5 degrees to the left. With your feet turned to the right and your club head angled slightly to the left, the ball will have a slight right to left action if struck correctly.
Step 5
Take a wide swing path as you bring your club back. Swing with a sweeping motion and try to stand a bit taller when you address the ball.

Tips & Warnings

Work on developing your draw shot at the driving range. This is a tough shot to break out in competition and you need to practice it.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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