How to Hit a Draw with Your Driver in Three Easy Steps
A nice, high draw off the tee is one of the best ways to reduce the number of strokes between you and the cup, and it’s not that difficult to achieve; all you need is the right information, which I’ll share with you.
The Fundamentals of How to Hit a Draw with Driver
Why is it so much more difficult to draw your driver than your 3-wood, hybrid, or 7-iron? It all comes down to the fundamental difference between drivers and irons: your drives are unlike any other shot you’ll ever make on the course.
Now, here’s why that matters.
When you hit up on the golf ball, the clubhead travels in and up at impact, which is the opposite of what happens when you hit down on the ball, so you must account for this difference if you want to learn how to draw with your driver.
Start with the Setup
A good driver setup does two things: it helps you hit the ball higher and it directs your swing path to compensate for the reversal in path direction after the low point of your swing. Here’s how to draw with your driver from a setup perspective.
Close Your Stance
Step your right foot forward slightly and your left foot closer to the golf ball, drawing an imaginary line from toe-to-toe that should aim slightly left of the target. Right-handed golfers should do the opposite, with their left foot closer to the ball.
Raise Your Lead Arm
Raise your lead arm slightly higher than your trail arm as you establish your stance; this will bring your lead shoulder and club handle into contact, allowing you to achieve the desired upward angle of attack.
Tilt Your Upper Body
Tilt your torso away from the target until the clubhead hits your lead knee or thigh; this is the ideal upper body position for golf, and it prepares you to hit up on the golf ball and get that perfect draw, just like raising your lead arm does.
Fix the Takeaway
I like to use the LiveView camera when teaching students how to draw with driver because it provides real-time video of your swing from any angle and allows you to draw lines on the screen to help you evaluate your own technique more clearly. If you don’t have a LiveView, imagining these lines will suffice for now.
Aim for the Perfect Finish
If you want to draw the golf ball, finish with your trail shoulder lower than your lead shoulder. If you’re making these nightmare shots on a regular basis, your shoulders are probably even, so think about ending with that trail shoulder low from now on.
How do I draw with my driver?
Summary of How to Hit a Draw:
- Swing Along the Line of Your Body.
- Finish Strong.
- Swing Smooth.
- Swing Shallow on Drives.
- Visualize a Draw.
- Align Yourself to the Right.
- Re-align Your Club Face to Face Your Actual Target.
What causes a draw with driver?
A closed club face at impact is required to turn the ball right to left; an open club face will cause the ball to fade left to right. The majority of this golf swing begins with the setup, which is the polar opposite of a fade setup.
Why can’t I hit a draw with my driver?
The last and perhaps most common reason you can’t hit a draw is that you have an over-the-top swing path. If you’re swinging over-the-top (on an out-to-in path), you won’t be able to hit a draw because your shot will start to the left of your target line.
How do you shape a driver with a shot?
101 on Shot Shaping
- Aim your body (feet, shoulders, and forearms) to the left and your clubface at the target.
- Move the ball position further forward in your stance.
- Swing on the path of your body and the ball should curve left to right.
How do you hit a driver with left handed?
Players can draw back their left foot just before starting the swing, which will cause the body to aim well left of the target and force the swing path to be more in-to-out. To hit a draw shot, left-handed golfers will be forced to release the club (cross their forearms) through impact.
Do draw drivers fix a slice?
The latest draw-bias drivers can’t correct your out-to-in swing path, but they can help counteract the slice spin imparted at impact. Slice-fighting drivers have been around for decades.
Why am I hitting a draw with my irons?
A poor ball position is the most common cause of a consistent pull; because you are swinging the club around your body, it stands to reason that if the ball is forward in your stance, the face will be slightly closed at impact.
What driver helps with a slice?
Because of its innovative technology and design, the Callaway Mavrik Driver is our pick for the best driver to correct a slice. Not only does the Mavrik have an aerodynamic head that reduces drag and increases swing speed, but the adjustable loft sleeve can also lower the shot height for more control.
How do I stop aiming right in golf?
This 4-step pre-shot routine will help you improve your aim.
- STAND BACK FROM THE BALL AND VISUALIZE A LINE that is perpendicular to your target line and parallel to the ball.
- POINT YOUR BIG TOE AT THE BALL.
- GET YOUR HIPS AND SHOULDERS PARALLEL.
- SET YOUR FEET PARALLEL.
Can you hit a fade with a strong grip?
It is difficult to hit a fade with a strong grip, but it is possible; however, if your natural grip is stronger, you should stick to hitting a draw.