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I have a bit of a fade that can turn easily in to a slice when I’m not swinging great and so I have played the weight far over in the “draw” position for a while. My contact tends to be toward the toe side of center if not in the center.

 

I moved the weight toward the “fade” side today and like magic I’m hitting long, straight balls, even some draws.

 

Can someone explain this to me?

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Everyone responds differently to the moveable weight. Most people, react with the fade weight with less face rotation or later rotation, causing the fades. Vice versa for the draw weights. But there a

Oh, I definitely have path and face issues!! 🤣   But, thanks for these thoughts. I’ll see if the positive effects continue.

Moving weight towards your miss will always yield better results on average in terms of efficiency, but toe side contact will promote draw spin, so my guess is that your fade would be coming from a path issue, not a contact issue. As for your actual ballflight, it is just as likely that you changed something to compensate for the fear that you setup the driver to exacerbate your miss. What that something is I do not know, but there is nothing going on from a clubhead standpoint that would cause a "fade" weight position to actually induce draws, there would need to be something else at play with your delivery. Better performance from your misses however makes sense. 

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11 hours ago, HoganHO said:

I have a bit of a fade that can turn easily in to a slice when I’m not swinging great and so I have played the weight far over in the “draw” position for a while. My contact tends to be toward the toe side of center if not in the center.

 

I moved the weight toward the “fade” side today and like magic I’m hitting long, straight balls, even some draws.

 

Can someone explain this to me?

Everyone responds differently to the moveable weight. Most people, react with the fade weight with less face rotation or later rotation, causing the fades. Vice versa for the draw weights. But there are some people who actually have the opposite effect. @Valtielis correct in trying to place the weight on the side you tend to miss, in it will mitigate the miss, and increase efficiency. Now, if you are fading the ball with toe strikes, you likely have a face to path issue, and if you catch one heelside that will certainly turn into a slice. 

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I believe in putting the mass/weight closer to where your strike point at will definitely help.  It's an awful feeling to put the weight at the heel and miss it on the toe.

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