Today’s Golf Tip from Brad Edwards, Head Golf Pro
Whether you’ll admit it or not, NOBODY hits the ball “straight”. This is because golf clubs don’t travel in straight lines, they travel in tilted orbits! Whether you’re a fader of the golf ball (meaning you tend to shape it left to right), or a drawer of the golf ball (meaning you tend to shape it right to left), you HAVE a dominant shot shape. Take advantage of it and find the fairway more often! Here’s how:
Knowing that you’re going to shape the ball one way or the other most of the time, NEVER tee it up in the middle of the box and aim down the middle of the fairway. If your ball starts down the middle and then curves, you’ve only got half the fairway to work with! Instead “aim for the whole fairway” by setting up on the edge of the box.
If you draw the ball, set up on the left edge of the tee box and aim down the right edge of the fairway. If you fade the ball, setup on the right side of the tee and aim down the left edge of the fairway.
Doing either of these things gives you the WHOLE fairway to shape the ball into!
See you on the course,
Brad Edwards, PGA is the Director of Golf and Head Pro at Cross Creek Country Club.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org