Fancy a draw? Start by understanding this simple concept

If you want to consistently hit a draw, you need to understand the relationship between club path and face.

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A big, towering draw is the most aesthetic shot in golf. As a right-handed player, if you start the ball to the right of the target and play it gently back to the left, there is no better feeling.

Rory McIlroy made a career out of this shot. Although he apparently every Shot into the pocket, the draw is his preferred form. When he rinses it, it looks easy.

However, for the average recreational player, getting a draw is not that easy. When you watch the top pros in the world hit the massive draw, they desperately crave the shot, but when it comes to actually making the shot, they don’t know where to start.

Remember to score a draw

A draw (for a right-handed player) starts to the right and comes back to the left. When looking at spin to the left, many recreational players think they have to swing to the left. However, if you do this, there is a tendency for the clubface to remain open, resulting in a slice.

When hitting a draw – or any other shot shape – you need to keep in mind the relationship between face and path. This will determine the shape of your shot.

“If you want to be more likely to hit a draw, your clubface needs to be close to the path,” says GOLF Top 100 Instructor Kevin Sprecher.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your clubface is correct closed. This might cause you to take some pull draws if your path is still to the left, but don’t worry.

“Once you close the face, you can start swinging to the right,” says Sprecher.

If you can properly balance the relationship between the face and the path, you can hit a draw – and any other shot shape – with ease.


Zephyr Melton Publisher

Zephyr Melton is an editorial assistant at, where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Before joining the GOLF team, he attended the University of Texas, followed by stints with the Texas Golf Association, Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He helps with all teaching topics and covers amateur and women’s golf. He can be reached at Fancy a draw? Start by understanding this simple concept

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