How Phil Mickelson Hits a Fade or a Draw
There are more than a few ways to hit a fade and a draw. Today, I like to show you how Phil Mickelson hits his draw or fade.
His method is for advanced players.
Hitting a Fade
To hit a fade, he moves his ball slightly forward in his stance. And on the downswing, he tries to slide a bit toward the target through impact.
He tries to take more upright finish than normal for a fade.
Notice that he hits his fade by changing his ball position. Usually, players try to change the face angle at address. But he doesn't.
By positioning your ball little more forward, you will be able to swing from outside to in on the downswing. But if you do this with square face, you might hit a pull.
To avoid that, he tries to slide a little toward the target.
Hitting a Draw
To hit a draw, he moves the ball back an inch or two for middle iron. With a driver, He put the ball back little more.
By moving the ball back, you will be able to swing from inside to out.
Again, he doesn't change the face angle at address.
Personally, I prefer to aim my clubface at the target and align my body parallel to the aim line.
I think it's the simplest method of all.
But it depends on a player. It's important to find what suit you the most.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker