Control Your Golf Shot Patterns And Hit It Closer To The Hole
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Golf shot patterns are important to understand so you can control your golf ball flight more easily. Many touring professionals will play a certain shot pattern, usually either a draw or a fade. When you can control the flight of your golf ball, it is easier to hit it closer to the hole.
A fade shot is a slight left to right ball flight. This is generally the easiest shot to try and produce. A fade will give golfers a little more control but a draw can add a few extra yards of distance. Knowing which shot pattern to play on certain holes can be a big advantage and help you shoot lower golf scores.
It's a good idea to play a certain type of golf shot pattern for most of your golf shots. If you do not try and control your golf ball, it will control you. Try visualizing the shape of the ball flight you want you ball to travel on towards your intended target. This can help to produce the necessary shot that is called for.
If you want to play a draw, there are a few adjustments you can make in order to do that. Using a stronger grip and playing the ball a bit farther back in your stance are a couple of setup tips that will encourage a draw shot. The overall swing path for a draw should be slightly in to out as you swing the club head through impact. When the club comes to the golf ball from in to out, the club head puts a sidespin on the golf ball sending it flying in a right to left direction.
A fade is the opposite of a draw. The ball will travel from left to right. As you swing the golf club through impact, the club head must come slightly outside to inside which puts the left to right spin on the golf ball.
Being able to control your golf shot patterns can be really helpful especially on holes where there is a dogleg. Also, when you are hitting to the green, it can be helpful to work the golf ball in from the fat part of the green towards the pin. Sometimes a pin or flagstick can be tucked behind a bunker and trying to shoot right at the flag can be a risky shot. This is when moving the golf ball from either right to left or left to right can give you an advantage.