Shotmaking Made Easy
For the most part, I'm a straight-ball hitter. I don't try to play a lot of fancy shots from right to left and from left to right. And when I do work the ball, I keep the method simple. Making no changes in grip or swing, I set up fades and draws entirely with my alignment at address.
For a left-to-right fade I align my body slightly to the left while keeping my clubface aimed straight at the target. By pointing my toe line, knees, hips, and shoulders to the left, I set up an out-to-in cut across the ball, which imparts the clockwise sidespin that makes the ball drift to the right.
Conversely, for a right-to-left draw I aim my body to the right while keeping the clubface straight at the target. This alignment encourages a takeaway that is more to the inside than usual, resulting in a more in-to-out hit on the ball; this counterclockwise spin moves shots from right to left.
The more curve I want on these shots, the more I open or close my stance. It's as simple as that.