How to use your feet to hit draws and fades

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Trying to hit draws and fades? Use your feet to make the club — and the ball — travel the direction you want.

Here’s how.

Illustrations by Ben Mounsey-Wood

1. Draw

To play a draw, push from the inside of your right foot toward the ball and the toe of your left foot. This diagonal pressuring slows your body twist and generates an inside-out (draw) swing path.

2. Fade

For a fade, do the opposite. The pressure in your right foot should move toward your left heel, which will create more hip turn. This quicker opening of your hips will pull the club more to your left. Instant fade!

Don Sargent Jr. is the director of instruction at Scioto CC in Columbus, Ohio.