Why The Draw Is So Hard To Hit

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

11 Responses to “Why The Draw Is So Hard To Hit”

  1. November 13, 2017


    Hi Paul,
    i guess i must be doing something right. Most of my balls (i hit about 200 balls per week) just fall to one side or the other of my target line. When Pete analyzed my swing, he got me into a better setup and follow through and now if i don’t try to overhit it (kill it), my ball lands as i described. Now if i could just get a bit more distance.

  2. November 13, 2017


    As a senior left hander, I find that I can aim completely square at the left edge rough with my driver if the hole suits.Everything square including the clubface and I take it back a couple of feet as normal and then take it inside to the top of my backwing.I then have the sensation of following through high and rolling my wrists slightly.
    When it works I can get a beautiful flight starting on my body line and gently drawing back to the fairway with a longer roll out.
    It is a risky shot,however, which can result in a block left or a snap pull hook right if I get a bit fast but oddly I find it easier to do than a fade which seems to normally just go straight right along my shoulder line.
    I am not aware of sliding in any way to achieve this effect.

    David D.

    • November 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      That is because you are pull hooking it. You said you aim down the left rough. To draw it as a lefty you would be aiming down the right rough with the face down the center of the fairway. The ball would start out left and draw back to the center. This is a true draw that would require a slide and strong grip as I suggest. You might want to put down an alignment stick to see the pattern I am describing.

      Glad you see how tough it is to hit this shot.

  3. November 13, 2017


    Paul ,So you don’t recommend the draw.I was a bit confused at the beginnng of this video as where you were heading to.So many people are in love with the draw (Not me !),so I thought you were making a sales pitch for the drawed ball.Thanks to show us it’s not a reliable shot ( I believe LEE TREVINO coined the phrase “You can talk to your fades ,you can’t talk to your draws ” or something similar )
    My shots are dead straight ,sometimes with a slight fade .I never managed to hit a draw on purpose,even when implementing the instructions about how to do so (Closed stance ,clubhead aimed to target) :when I did, it was without wanting to hit one .
    Bubba WATSON is a powerfull draw hitter with inconsistency as a result(though he won the MASTERS with this technique!)

    • November 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      No way. My last line was the best day of my golf career was when I learned to fade it.

      I was watching Bubba the other day at the Shriners Open. He was fairly straight. Even a slight fade now. So I think he gets it that that draw is not a reliable shot. I hate seeing it go left.

  4. November 13, 2017


    Greetings Coach: yes I am still out here watching,listing and learning. wanted to say hi and let you know here in ohio its almost over for the season and time for cold weather indoor work. One last note,this summer I have been working on hitting good and sometimes great chips.I took to heart what someone said to you “anyting over a foot off the green chip,i have chipped in enough times to know the practice was worth it.I was playing in a foresome with the best player in our sunday group. I was about three feet off with the pin maybe 5 feet in, not much room. I chipped in and he said “I didn’t think that ball was chipable but you proved me wrong” I just nodded my head said to myself ‘Thanks Coach’. Talk to you later have a great thanks giving.

  5. November 13, 2017


    Hello Paul. As you know I have been following you for a long time. My natural inclination is draw, I do it well, but I cannot fade « to save my life », despite trying to follow your method explained in the drawing and fading tips. This last video ;clicked because you explain that forward sliding is part of the draw. Indeed I do slide forward, which is « killing me » in bunker shots. So you have. Now helped me isolate this issue (correct me if I am wrong)). So how do I stop sliding forward?


    • November 14, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, sliding can get you in serious trouble. Not sure if you should go from a draw to a fade if you naturally draw it but reducing it a little so it falls to the one side is fine or if you want to learn the fade so you have this in your bag as an extra shot that is good too. I say this because when I get a drawer of the ball and try to switch them they give up and go right back to the draw. So it is up to you. If you feel this is hurting your bunker shots I can certainly see that. I would think you hit behind it way too much. Reducing the slide with help greatly. Follow the tips below:

      Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-slide/
      You Better Check This Especially If You Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/slide-turn-foot-out/
      Easy Way To Cure A Slide: https://ignitiongolf.com/easy-way-cure-slide/

      Keep in mind this is tricky and takes work.

  6. November 14, 2017


    Paul,the other day ,while rummaging in my garage ,I came across the DUAL HINGE Driver and the DUAL HINGE iron from MEDICUS .I trained with these clubs a long time ago and I forgot about them .
    Is there a merit to train with these clubs?
    My swing is far from perfect but rather smooth .Would I benefit from swinging these clubs ?

    • November 14, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      They are good for slowing down the backswing and doing a one-piece takeaway. You can still do a lousy swing with them. I remember watching the swings on their infomercial. Bad swings not breaking the Medicus. This is why I don’t promote it but like I said, it does help in those 2 areas so if you feel you need to work on those things then use it. If not … sell them.

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