Should You Draw? or Fade?
In golf, a “draw” and a “fade” are both types of ball flights that golfers can use to control the direction of their shots.
A “draw” is a shot that starts to the right of the target (for a right-handed golfer) and then curves to the left. This type of shot is typically created by having a clubface that is closed (aimed left) in relation to the swing path. A golfer may use a draw when they want to avoid an obstacle on the course or when they want to add more distance to their shot.
A “fade” is a shot that starts to the left of the target (for a right-handed golfer) and then curves to the right. This type of shot is typically created by having a clubface that is open (aimed right) in relation to the swing path. A golfer may use a fade when they want to control the amount of spin on the ball or when they want to hit a shot that will land softly on the green.
Both draws and fades can be useful shots for a golfer to have in their repertoire, as they allow the golfer to shape their shots around obstacles on the course or to better control their approach shots. However, both shots require a certain level of skill and practice to master, as they require the golfer to make adjustments to their swing and clubface angle at impact.
For more complete instructions on making a draw shot, check out this article from The Left Rough.