Step-by-step checklist that will show you how to hit a fade like a pro. This is great to take to the driving range and practice.
I would like you to picture a clock face. The target or flag is going to be twelve o’clock. This is where we want to ball to finish.
We know from the ball flight laws that the ball primarily starts where the club face is aimed at the time of impact.
This is where we want the ball to start when hitting the fade.
Every time you hit a fade, the ball must start to the left of our target, then curve back to the right.
The path of the club needs to travel to the left of where the club face is aimed at impact, in order for the golf ball to curve back to our target, which is at twelve o’clock.
What I would like for you to imagine is pointing your club face at 11 o’clock, standing parallel to where the face is aimed.
Then, on your downswing, I would like you to imagine that the path of the club is traveling towards 10 o’clock.
One effective way to help the club go left is to rotate your hips and torso a little bit harder and faster; this will create room for the club to swing around your body and make it easier to produce the desired path.
Today, you’ll see a lot of PGA Tour players swinging left.
They are doing this so that they can hit the ball as hard as they can and not have to worry about the ball hooking left.
What they are trying to do is to get their path to go to the left and keep the club face slightly open to the path. This will allow the ball to fade.