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How to Spin a Golf Ball to Make Your Shot Draw or Fade

Simple Ways How to Spin a Golf Ball

There are a few ways how to spin a golf ball.  If you were to ask nearly any golfer how to spin a golf ball, they’d almost certainly think you were discussing backspin.  Understanding methods to put adequate backspin on a golf ball can control your golf ball as it lands on the green, and if you are extremely talented at it you can make the golf ball reverse its direction and come back toward you.  That skill will come in handy with a tight pin placement, since you are going to be in a position to get the ball closer while your shot has more margin for error.

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But more often we should visualize golf ball spin to form the ball for the route we would like it to go.  This definitely came in handy for Bubba Watson in the 2012 Masters, while on their sudden death hole he was required to knock the ball through trees, then suddenly hook it so it had a chance to get to the golf green.  As we know he made a great golf shot under pressure, advancing the ball to the green and then winning the Masters on the hole.

Spinning Your Ball Can Get You Out of Difficult Situations

Without being able to shape the ball left-to-right (Watson is left-handed) and hook it only the right amount, he probably would have lost the play-off on that hole.  The reason why he or any golfer can shape the golf ball in either direction will be, of course, his ability to spin the golf ball.  And much like putting backspin to a ball, it calls for practice and technique.  Whenever we observe our ball hook or slice out of bounds, we’ve either put excessive spin on the ball or spun the ball inadvertently.  Then we have to figure out the way not to slice.

A few golfers can hit the golf ball a good distance and drive it dead straight consistently, however incredibly few. With many of of us the normal golf swing is going to be somewhat inside-out, creating a draw, or outside-in, generating a fade.  If you are attempting to become too perfect and try hitting the ball in a straight line, nearly all of the time you will not achieve your objective and it’ll shape, or spin one way or the other.  One of the most disconcerting things which happens to a player is never knowing the direction the golf ball will shape.  This provides him small margin for error while lining the shot up.

Learn this Shot on the Driving Range

So at the driving range; make a decision if you would like the ball to draw or to fade.  Then proceed on how to spin a golf ball with the following list:

1.    Grip.  Provided you want to spin the ball to create a draw, use a powerful grip to help keep the club face slightly closed at ball impact.
2.    Alignment of the feet.  To produce a draw of the ball, close the stance a little.  This will maintain a swing pathway that will go starting inside the golf ball to outer throughout ball contact.
3.    Shoulder location.  For creating a draw, keep the front shoulder from opening up, keeping your club face progressing through the golf ball for a longer time through ball contact.

Clearly, to produce spin that will trigger the golf ball to fade, do the exact opposite of the above.  Shaping your ball left or right merely means spinning the ball clockwise or counterclockwise and only a small amount of spin is needed to successfully shape the ball left or right.


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