LET THE SHOT HAPPEN
when you come to a hole that bends in the direction that your drives naturally curve, you think, Finally, a hole made for me. Well, you have to be careful, because the situation is tempting you to hit the hero shot. If you’re a fade player, you look at a dogleg-right hole and want to just rip it.The problem is, if you aim straight and over-fade your drive into the inside corner of the dogleg, that’s where the worst trouble is. You’ve just turned your dream hole into a nightmare.
To play a hole that matches your shot shape, aim at the outside corner of the dogleg and give your tee shot room to work back towards the middle. If you’re a fade player on that dogleg-right, here’s the procedure: First, aim the clubface at the left edge of the fairway (above, left); then, set your body lines – feet, hips, shoulders – parallel to the line the face is on (above, right). Now you can make your normal swing – no steering! – and your preferred shot shape will move the ball into perfect position.