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Hitting a draw and fade as a lefty

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chrisf60526chrisf60526 Members  186WRX Points: 87Posts: 186 Fairways
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My game has evolved enough so that i need to be able to shape the ball on occasion. Specifically, i sometime find myself on the tee box on a Par 3 where i need to hit a bit of a fade for example.

There is plenty of info on YouTube for rightys but i am struggling to understand it as a leftty. Any lefties have a tip on set up, grip, etc?



  • dwbostondwboston Lefty Boomers  2541WRX Points: 304Handicap: 5.5Posts: 2,541 Titanium Tees
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    Ball starts in the direction of the face and curves away from the path. For a fade, point the clubface where you want the ball to start and align your body right of that, then swing normally. Ball will fade if face is open relative to the path. For a draw, face needs to be closed relative to the path. Aim the face where you want the ball to start and align your body left of that, then swing.

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9564WRX Points: 3,179Posts: 9,564 Titanium Tees
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    There are plenty of tour players that haven't found the "need" to shape it both ways. With that being said try to move ball forward in your stance and see what happens. You can also open your stance a bit and swing down your foot line

  • SNIPERBBBSNIPERBBB Hit Ball Hard SE OhioMembers  3539WRX Points: 942Handicap: 2.9Posts: 3,539 Titanium Tees
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    Call me crazy but shouldn't you just be able to flip right for left and vice versa when looking for help on doing shot shaping? The physics don't change your just doing mirror versions of the righties that live on the proper side of the ball.

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    I'm also a lefty and if you watch enough videos eventually you get comfortable just reversing their words.

    Its just naturally opposite for us.


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