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How to hit a fade

Do you want to hit the ball with a fade? OK, we'll assume then that you have reached a certain proficiency in this magnificent and baffling game and will not dwell on how you have managed to overcome the seemingly natural inclination to want to hit the ball straight on a laser-like trajectory. Suffice to say that most teaching pros will tell you that the hardest shot to hit is the one that is dead straight and it is easier to repeat and manage a ball flight that is either left-to-right or right-to-left.

Of course you might have reached such a high standard that you want to hit the fade to help navigate your ball around hazards or other topographic features. Or maybe you want to hit the fabled shot against a strong crosswind or maybe you just want to achieve this flight shape because your natural shot is the fade's stronger and slightly uglier sibling, the draw, and you want to expand your arsenal.

Hitting a Fade Against a Cross-wind

Mr. Donald shows his preferred method a hitting a fade

With Luke Donald

Robin Symes shows you a simple easy method to hit a fade shot.

Robin Symes explains a fade shot and shows you a simple way to hit a fade shot.

With Robin Symes

Andy & Piers from MeandMyGolf TV show you an easy way to hit a fade shot.

Andy & Piers from MeandMyGolf TV explain what a fade is and a simple way to hit that type of shot.

With Andy Proudman & Piers Ward

Adam Bazelgette explains how to hit a fade with your driver and why you would want to have this shot in your locker.

Adam Bazelgette shows you how to hit a fade with your driver.

With Adam Bazelgette

Learn from the best, Martin Kaymer shows you his simple method for hitting a fade shot.

Former world No1 and two time major champion Martin Kaymer shows you his simple method for hitting a fade.

With Martin Kaymer

Sean McTernan shows you how the Pros hit a fade and how you can practice this shot to get it right.

Sean McTernan shows you how the pros hit a fade and how you can practice and perfect this shot.

With Sean McTernan

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