Why You Should Learn to Fade
The fade driver. There are certain situations where the fade is the perfect golf shot. It could be a dogleg left to right. It could be when you want to ride the wind for more power. When you have a very strong right to left wind and you can not let the ball go to the left, maybe there is out of bounds or a lake to the left. So there can be situations where we definitely do not want the ball going anywhere right to left, we want it going left to right with a little bit of fade. Not a slice but a fade. I am going go through some of the things that you do to hit that fade driver.
How to Hit a Fade driver
- One of them is tee the ball a little bit lower. That is an automatic. The lower tee will encourage a steeper angle of attack, the higher tee will allow you to get more top spin on it, more hook spin, so a little lower with the tee. Obviously with these gigantic heads we are playing with now we have to tee it up somewhat high, so that is number one.
- Number two, do not put your hands ahead. Keep your handle back a little bit and keep the ball a little bit more forward, maybe almost up to my left toe. Make sure that I keep the club a little bit more out on my backswing, just a little bit more out. So I have the ball a little bit more forward, that means that when I swing through my club will be starting to swing back to the left.
- I will also maybe firm up my left hand just a little tighter than normal so that I do not have any breakdown. I am going to aim a little bit left to allow for that fade. I am going to put the ball more forward in my stance, and then on my backswing I am going to make sure that I keep that club a little more out. Do not let it go to the inside. That should allow you to hit a slight fade out there when you need it.