January 20, 2018

Tips On Golf Swing: How To Fade The Locked-In Way

There are many tips on golf swing on how to produce an intentional fade.

The conventional tips on golf swing to produce an intentional fade are not very reliable.

I recently read an article that instructs how to hit an intentional fade;

“1) Use your usual stance as you address the ball and maintain good focus for the swing.
2) You will need to select an aiming point/target where you want the ball to come to rest.
3) This one is important—adjust the positioning of your feet roughly 10 to 15 degrees of angle to the left of the previously selected aiming point/target. This foot adjustment must be done for the next step to work correctly.
4) While in this stance make sure the club is lined up facing directly at the target you have chosen. This allows the club face to be in the open position relative to your body angle and swing path, and when combined with the feet now positioned at the proper left angle induces the fade shot we are after.
5) Now take a normal swing and if your feet are at the proper left angle and the face of the club is open correctly the ball will fly slightly off to the left, but then begin to gradually fade away to the right towards the target you have selected.” Read more…

A much more reliable way to produce an intentional fade is to lock-in a fade ball flight alignment before beginning the golf swing.

Although I instruct more than 12 ways to produce an intentional fade in the book, How To Hit A Perfect Fade, one of my favorite methods to hit a fade is what I refer to as the Sure-Fire Fade Technique.

The Sure-Fire Fade Technique is easy to perform.

First, assume a comfortable stance and posture as if addressing a ball.

Next, sole the face of your club in the middle of your stance and then grip your club with with an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip. Complete your grip by locking the lifeline of your right hand squarely and firmly on your left thumb.

Third, then without moving your feet or club, unlock the lifeline of your right hand at least an inch from your left thumb without completely un-gripping your club. Then re-lock the lifeline of your right hand squarely and firmly on your left thumb. Do not thereafter unlock the lifeline of your right hand from your left thumb. At this point you have locked-in a fade ball flight alignment in relation to your body.

Fourth, then center the sweet spot of your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible (within one-eighth of an inch to the back of your ball) and align your shoulders parallel with your directional line- the imaginary line on which you want your ball to fly initially in order to curve to your target.

Fifth, keep your left heel planted, maintain eye contact with your ball and execute a regular golf swing. (You must keep your left heel planted and maintain eye contact  with your ball from the beginning of your swing until your club face contacts your ball.)

In turn, your ball should fade perfectly to your target, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your stance and your ball.

This is much more reliable method than the conventional way of trying to produce a fade.

Try it and I bet you will agree that these are some of the best tips on golf swing that you will find anywhere to hit a perfect fade.