The feeling of hitting a DRAW...
...feels more like a backswing to me - or a backhanded flip at the goal in hockey (while skating backward for a righty). I have been working on changing my OTT swing for about a year now and I am good with all my clubs except driver which is finally starting to come along - albeit much slower than I would like. I have a SkyTrak that I use to practice with which is fairly accurate for a flight monitor - especially tracking ball flight compared to real balls on the course or range. For me - the feeling I have when I am able to really swing from the inside and manage to draw the driver is that I am cranking down the clubface closed - bowing my left wrist while adding hard forward topspin rotation to my right hand/wrist - while aiming out to the right for the swing path - which means that my back is closed to the target line until well after I come through and hit the ball. The feel is that I am almost sidearming a throw while adding a snap of the wrists at the end in order to get the clubface closed to path. If I hit it correct - the ball is a nice draw - starting right curving back to target. If I open up and rotate my upper body into the swing too soon - which is more right side dominant feeling - it is a pull left or a hook. If the face does not close soon enough - a huge problem for me (keeping the face open because it feels natural) then it is a slice 100%. Ultimately - the feeling that I get for all of the good draw shots is that I am set up closed to target and really hitting it aiming right - almost feeling too far right (2 O'clock) - but coming from the inside while closing the face hard so that the hit actually feels like a left backhand with the left hand/arm cranking down while the right-hand assists with the crank. It feels like the exact opposite of hitting it with the right side or a forehand. If I want to hit a cut - I just change the feeling to a forehand groundstroke, aim straight or left and keep the face more neutral and it cuts. Wondering if anyone else has this feeling when hitting a good driver draw? Negotiating the closed clubface face while aiming right, swinging from the inside and still hitting up is incredibly difficult for me and goes against all natural instincts.