Playing the perfect draw seems to be a common wish amongst golfers, especially off the tee as it will help create more distance.
In order to play a draw successfully, you need to understand how to create it – not to mention working hard at it on the practice tee.
With modern launch monitor technology we’re now able to understand exactly what we need to do to produce the perfect draw and the secret lies with the relationship between the club face and swing path.
To start the golf ball to the right of target (for a right-handed golfer) we need a swing path that is to the right. Now here comes the science part. The club face is responsible for approximately 80% of the initial starting direction of the golf ball. So this means the golf ball’s initial starting direction will always be closer to the face aim than the direction of the swing path at impact.
To play the perfect draw your club face should actually be open to your target line but closed to your swing path at impact. This will allow the ball to start right of target and curve back to finish on target.
One of the easiest ways to create this is to align your feet, hips and shoulders to the right of your target. This effectively will change your swing path.
Now, the majority of golfers find it hard to draw the golf ball, so from our experience of what works, go ahead and position your club face pointing about at your target at set up. All you need to do now is swing in the direction where your body is aiming, you will now hopefully create that difference between your face and path and you will get that perfect draw.
This will need some practice before you put it in play, as we always say “don’t attempt a shot during play that you haven’t practiced.”
Now get to the practice tee and start working on this. You never know when you might need it!