Working the Ball
Change your shot shape by changing your finish
hinking about your swing from beginning to end is natural, working from address to backswing to downswing to finish. But starting from the opposite end – the finish – can help influence the way you curve shots.
How your swing ends says a lot about the motion you made
Tto get there. For example, a finish with the right side noticeably lower than the left and the weight hanging back a little (above, left) indicates you’ve swung down from inside the target line and the hands and arms were moving faster than the body.That tends to produce a right-to-left shot – a draw.
If you do the opposite, where the chest and hips are facing the target at the finish and the right shoulder is high (above, right), you’ve probably hit a shot that curved from left to right – a fade.
To hit the ball straight, get your hips and chest turned towards the target and the shaft angled down slightly and across the back of the head (middle).
Rehearse these finish positions, and you’ll have a lot better feel for how to shape shots.You also can eliminate your typical bad shot by swinging to the finish that’s the opposite. Hank Haney
DRAW STRAIGHT FADE