Try these tips to master the draw if you suffer wit a strong fade or a slice, and you could do with a few extra yards off the tee.

Most amateurs who struggle with a weak fade or a slice, do so because of a weak move at the start of the downswing that causes them to come into the ball on too steep an angle.

The club attacks the ball from outside the ball-to-target line, the face remains open at impact and the result is a fade or a slice.

So I have a drill to help you get the club attacking the ball from a shallower path. From an inside path, you’ll be able to fully release your hands for a draw.

Move to the top of your backswing as normal and then start down, dropping your hands into the ideal position so the club find a shallower path.

Repeat this simple move from the top of the backswing a couple of times. As soon as you have a feel for the right move, hit the ball looking to replicate this transition from backswing to downswing.

As long as you make a full release through the ball, you should be able to turn your fade into a draw.

Another good drill for this is to take your stance and then withdraw your right foot back by six inches (this will make your stance feel closed). This position automatically creates a flatter swing and a shallower angle of attack into the ball. as long as you release fully, closing the face through impact, you’ll turn your fade into a soft draw.

Top tips

  • A slice is often caused by a weak move at the beginning of the downswing.
  • This causes the clubhead to arrive at the ball on too steep of an angle.
  • With the club attacking the ball from outside the ball-to-target line, the face stats open through impact and imparts left-to-right spin on the ball causing the excessive shape.
  • To hit a draw, you must attack the ball from a shallower, inside path to enable you to full release your hands for a draw.
  • As long as you make a full, committed release through the ball, you should be able to turn your fade into a draw.