WATCH: Paige Spiranac shows you how to hit a fade
Popular golf influencer Paige Spiranac has another handy episode of Just the Tip where she sets out to help viewers hit the perfect fade.
It is crucial to remember that opening the clubface slightly is not always necessary, even though professionals like Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino have stated they did so in order to hit a fade.
You can use your swing path to put a fade on the ball.
Having said that, some golfers choose to open the clubface as opposed to changing their swing path.
The hitting of a fade is more an art than a science, although physics certainly plays its role.
Check out how to set up and hit a fade the Paige Spiranac way in the video below.
Simply twist the club’s toe slightly away from the ball at address if you want to open the clubface. It will only take a small amount of an open face for the ball to fly with a slight curve. Take extreme caution since the ball will start to go to the right of your target line and curve to the right of it (for right-handers) the more you open the club face. It is essential to aim left of your target while hitting a fade.
Another technique to hit a fade if you’re uncomfortable opening the clubface is to swing slightly over your aim line. Your swing path is the most crucial component of hitting any golf stroke, including the fade shot. In order to hit a fade, your club should strike the ball with a small outside-to-in motion, which causes it to fly left (for right-handers) upon contact. Once more, use caution because you will produce a slice if the clubhead enters from too far outside and cuts across the ball. To produce a successful fade, you simply need to approach the ball from one or two degrees outside-to-in.
It’s important to strike a balance with your posture, clubface, and swing path, but part of the pleasure in golf is experimenting and finding out what works for you. A lot of novice players have a tendency to hit really huge slices, swing very steeply and outside-to-in, and expand their stances excessively. Anybody who has hit a slice will attest to the fact that it is a really annoying shot that is hard to incorporate into your game.
The setup is crucial in the execution of the fade and spending time working on this and drilling could deliver incredible results.
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