How to Hit a Draw Shot in Golf

By Jimmy Ballard

A lot of times we are asked how to draw the ball. Now I want you to understand that there is a big difference between a draw and a hook. A draw is nothing but a perfectly straight ball that falls to the left. A hook would be a big curve. In this tip we are talking about draws not curves. How you do that is very simple. You don't alter your golf swing at all; you simply alter the feet in the golf swing and the way you set up.

Proper Golf Set Up to Hit a Draw

  • You change the line your feet are on. Your hips and shoulders still stay square to your original target line. Now as we set up for this shot, I am going to start the ball 10 yards to the right of the target simply because that is how much I want to draw it.
  • So when I set up to the ball I am lining the blade and the club 10 yards to the right of the target. My feet and my hips, shoulders and legs are all in line with the flag. Obviously if I was aiming the ball at the flag my body would be lined up to the left of the flag because the clubface and my body are not on the same line.
  • So from this position here, to draw the ball, all I would do is drop my right foot back which would make me take the club back more on an inside path, which would make me come a little more from inside-out when I released it. This will get the ball to just turn over a little and fall left.

It is a very simple procedure, you don't alter anything other than you leave your hips and shoulders square and you drop your foot back. All this does is gets you behind the ball so that you can release the ball down the line and the ball will have a slight draw to it. But remember now, hooks and draws are different. You can control a draw because it only falls to the left. You can't control a hook because it is a big curve.


Category: Draw
Sub Categories: Address/Set-Up

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Jimmy Ballard
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