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How to hit a fade!

Shaping the shot is a part of the game the pros do very well. The good news is that we, too, can master shaping shots! It is all in your set up. Keep in mind that a fade tends to go higher and therefore has less roll. A FADE is a controlled slice.


A fade is ideal to use on a dog-leg right.

Aim the clubface to your intended target.

Now, open your stance – meaning aim your feet, hips, and shoulders LEFT of your intended target line.

Tee the ball slightly lower than you normally would to promote a descending blow, which tends to put a left-to-right spin on the ball.

Now make your normal swing. Because of your set up, the path of the club will be more out-to-in; promoting a left-to-right ball flight.