Have you struggled with hitting a draw with your golf swing? If you've sliced the ball then learning how to hit a draw or even a hook can seem desirable yet impossible. Yet the reality is that there are really only a couple key ingredients to hitting a draw and I'm going to teach you both of them right now.
The first thing you've got to understand when learning to hit a draw is that your swing plane ideally needs to approach the ball slightly from the inside. If you have a path like many amateurs that is over the top and out to in, you won't be able to hit a proper draw, it will tend to be a low pull hook. So, first let's fix your swing plane.
The key to a proper swing plane for a draw can be found here.
Once you understand how to change your swing plane, it's time to get the next key ingredient for a beautiful, high flying draw - releasing the club face.
The club face must be slightly closed in relation to the path for the ball to curve right to left, assuming you hit the center of the club face. The good thing is that once you shallow out your swing plane the club face will begin to naturally want to rotate more around the shaft making it much easier to close your club face through the hitting area.
But, if you're still not quite getting the draw ball flight you're looking for, check out this release video that will show you how to release the club like a pro!
Now, take a look at this video that will put it all together for you and have you hitting beautiful high draws in no time!
As you just learned in this golf instruction video, there really are just two key things that you must focus on in order to be able to hit a draw in golf with ease. Work on your swing plane first, and then the release of the golf club.
Going from being very right side dominant and swinging over the top to being left side and body dominant and swinging from the inside can be a real challenge at first for any golfer, from beginner to single digit handicap. But as you continue to practice with the left arm drills, you'll soon find that your swing path changes dramatically and you can now curve the ball at will from right to left.
From there, the key to mastering a draw is simply getting a feel for how much your release the club face. When you want a gentle draw, your release will be pretty neutral and effortless. But when you need to curve one around a tree, you'll actively try and rotate the club face more through the hitting area with both hands to ensure the face is very closed through the hitting area.
Practice this on the driving range. Play games to where you see how much you can curve the ball from right to left. Try hitting shots that curve from one side of the range to the other. A little golf tip on this is that it is much easier to draw the ball the less loft you have, so try practicing with something like a five iron so you can see a good curvature on the ball. With a little practice, you'll learn just how easy it is to hit a draw in golf!