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Draw vs Fade

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7 minutes ago, revkev said:

Wow we’ve wandered far afield.

None of us is a touring pro so let’s take that off the table and get back to the fact that generally speaking a draw will go farther than a fade and a controlled draw is the preferred ball flight for most amateur golfers.

Touring pros generally start out as people who draw the ball and then learn how to hit fades.

If in doubt Dave P’s advice is best to follow - just play the shot you’re comfortable with.


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This is the problem though. Most amateurs and to an extent pros can’t control the draw. Pros will be more consistent at playing the draw and not losing it left. For amateurs the draw really becomes more of a hook and the pull comes into play more when trying to play the draw. It also brings the two way miss more into play as well

I agree one should play what they are comfortable with but imo and after talking with a few instructors the reliability and consistency for many amateurs would come from playing a fade.

with the design of clubs and balls today to go a lot straighter it’s not as easy to play move the ball from side to side. Imo most amateurs should decide on what side of the course they want to eliminate and play a shot/develop a swing that does that.

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

This is the problem though. Most amateurs and to an extent pros can’t control the draw. Pros will be more consistent at playing the draw and not losing it left. For amateurs the draw really becomes more of a hook and the pull comes into play more when trying to play the draw. It also brings the two way miss more into play as well

I agree one should play what they are comfortable with but imo and after talking with a few instructors the reliability and consistency for many amateurs would come from playing a fade.

with the design of clubs and balls today to go a lot straighter it’s not as easy to play move the ball from side to side. Imo most amateurs should decide on what side of the course they want to eliminate and play a shot/develop a swing that does that.

In my experience, many more amateurs have a problem with a big slice than with a big draw.  Its when any of us try to go against our tendency that the two-way miss comes in.  I'm not sure I'd agree that ams are better hitting a fade, I think most ams would be best if they were to tame the big curve and make it a small curve.

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16 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

In my experience, many more amateurs have a problem with a big slice than with a big draw.  Its when any of us try to go against our tendency that the two-way miss comes in.  I'm not sure I'd agree that ams are better hitting a fade, I think most ams would be best if they were to tame the big curve and make it a small curve.

Yes the tendency from ams is the slice compared to a hook. Also agree that going against tendency will be a big reason for two way miss because of timing/sequencing and getting club face and path to match up.

its a lot easier to reach an am to reduce the slice to a fade. Granted getting them to try and hook/draw the ball in a lesson will go along way to reducing the curve, learning to play a small fade Imo it also gives them more consistency. If playing a fade it will move slightly to the right and be in play. If they push it the ball it will die out towards the end of the flight and ends up in the rough but in play. The slice still stays in play and will be better off than the pull.

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