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How to draw the ball

The ball starts to the right of the target line then curves to the left to finish on target.

A draw is a good thing, here's how to play it.

  • Step 1: Set your clubface square to the ball.
    Make a strong grip
    Make a strong grip

    Hold the club more loosely in your left hand turning your grip clockwise so you can see an extra knuckle on your left hand thus creating a stronger grip.

  • Step 2: Aim your feet and shoulders to the right of the target, making sure the clubface is still square. (See above).

    The ball might be slightly further forward in your stance.

  • Step 3: With everything aiming right of the target except the club head, you should automatically develop an 'in-to-out' swing path. (See above).
    Clubface should hit 4 o'clock on the ball
    Clubface should hit 4 o'clock on the ball

    Concentrate on swinging the club back along the line of your feet.

  • Step 4: Fire into the ball on the downswing, visualising hitting through the 4 o'clock position on the ball. It should feel like you are following through well right of the target and that your right hand is turning over your left.

  • Golf coach tip: It's far easier to draw and shape ball with long irons than with short irons. Don't try and draw a short iron because it will inevitably turn into a hook.


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