How to hit a fade (easier version)

By Seán Hawker

A fade shot starts to the left of the target line and then turns back right, finishing on target (vice versa for the left-handed golfer). A combination of swing path and the face angle of the club create the fade, placing clockwise spin on the ball.

Set up so that the club face is aiming slightly to the left of your target.

Aim your feet, hips and shoulders further to the left than the club face (this will, in effect, give the club face an open position relative to the swing path, imparting cut spin on the golf ball).

Swing along the line of your feet, hips and shoulders, starting the ball out left and allowing the open clubface to curve it back right.

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Seán Hawker is a bilingual PGA professional – Head professional at Morgado do Reguengo, near Portimão. He is available for golf tuition for players of all levels, from complete beginners to tour winners. 969 188 981 | [email protected] |