How to DRAW & FADE your driver - REALLY SIMPLE TIPS

How to DRAW & FADE your driver - SIMPLE TIPS

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Hi I’m Rick Shiels, welcome to my channel RickShielsPGAGolf. This SE-one channel is designed to help you play better golf, also to help you enjoy your golf more!

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  1. Brian Mowers

    Brian Mowers

    3 timmar sedan

    Just awesome!

  2. Tito Silva

    Tito Silva

    25 dagar sedan

    Honest question, what would be a factor in determining when to hit a draw or fade? Isn’t it better If I can just hit it straight?

  3. Eric Schlaht

    Eric Schlaht

    26 dagar sedan

    Make it look so easy

  4. Keith Barclay

    Keith Barclay

    Månad sedan

    I have the boomerang fade you didn’t cover that gift to golf 😂😂😂

  5. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    Månad sedan

    Distance of the tee the draw is essential

  6. Michael Salazar

    Michael Salazar

    Månad sedan

    Rick, my draw game needs major improvement. I fade game works great, but sometimes I push it too far and it becomes a slice. What can I do to improve both?

  7. RGR (Realistic Gaming Redefined)

    RGR (Realistic Gaming Redefined)

    2 månader sedan

    I have what's called the Fade boomerang. This baby goes fairly left comes back to centre with the key being that when it coming back to centre she be flying at a 70 deg angle across the fairway. On head winds or winds coming in from your right she will come back on herself and thus the boomerang is born. Honestly professional level shot i'm sure we will be sing this in the tours any day now. hahaha

  8. Manajo


    2 månader sedan

    This was great. Short, simple and very good tutorial all in all. This guy golfs!

  9. Rick Cudmore

    Rick Cudmore

    2 månader sedan

    What is the ball position for each shot, do you play the ball more forward in your stance for a fade?

  10. jim boblooch

    jim boblooch

    2 månader sedan

    great video

  11. Nick Blevins

    Nick Blevins

    2 månader sedan

    I used to fade but now all I can do is draw

  12. Easy ToSlip

    Easy ToSlip

    2 månader sedan

    Thank you. I have been trying these tips out. Using your simple tips for drawing the ball I have noticed a big improvement. But rather than hitting a draw that starts right and comes back to the center, I hit a pull which goes straight down the middle.... AND 25 yards farther than my typical drive! (Typical drive is a weak spinny fade that is in the fairway, but short.)

  13. Jack Irwin

    Jack Irwin

    2 månader sedan

    Can you do a video on where your ball should be compared to your feet on a driver shot?

  14. Dscwac


    2 månader sedan

    Ummm don't you just hit a draw?

  15. ben deges

    ben deges

    2 månader sedan

    Wow I’m actually surprised that I was able to hit a draw on purpose

  16. Ryan van Steyn

    Ryan van Steyn

    2 månader sedan

    I was just wondering how to do this lol. And by the thanks for growing the beard, I was a video of you without beard it was strange

  17. Kari Haajamo

    Kari Haajamo

    2 månader sedan

    Thank you for sharing your tips. Excellent job ✌️, even for us beginners.

  18. shawnsvfan


    2 månader sedan

    Saved. Will be practicing this next range session

  19. Markus Ritter

    Markus Ritter

    2 månader sedan

    Thanks But what’s about the most difficult shot? Just purely straight 😉?

  20. Kyle Gerken

    Kyle Gerken

    2 månader sedan

    Why does the driver sound like a Pan just slapped the golf balll?

  21. Zac Bell

    Zac Bell

    2 månader sedan

    If you have a perfectly straight, but narrow fairway, with a relatively significant side slope going down from right to left, would you try for a fade, so the ball wants to try to bounce up the slope? Or a draw where the ball might bounce farther towards the hole, but might go to far and end up off the fairway to the left?

  22. Jum Broni

    Jum Broni

    2 månader sedan

    So many golfers hinge the wrists so much at the top. It's so unnecessary

  23. Gavin Thomas

    Gavin Thomas

    2 månader sedan

    Can you teach me how to hit bombs 🔥💣

  24. Pablo Escobar

    Pablo Escobar

    2 månader sedan

    Nice video Rick Simple and clear.

  25. JH


    2 månader sedan

    Both have a slightly low tee set up Rick. Is the half ball above club for a straight shot!

  26. MrStradia


    2 månader sedan

    Not sure I knew that tee height played a role in shot shape.

  27. Jared Curboy

    Jared Curboy

    2 månader sedan

    have to love the fade aka teach how to half slice

  28. Adam Allsopp

    Adam Allsopp

    2 månader sedan

    Nice back drop. 👌 Great tips

  29. TheModelem


    2 månader sedan

    When I do the draw technique, I Hit blocks...

  30. Steve Barker

    Steve Barker

    2 månader sedan

    Nice simple tips to follow.

  31. Stephen Kaake

    Stephen Kaake

    2 månader sedan

    to maximize distance, you have to hit a slight draw, typically fades are easier to hit and control though

  32. webhamsterz


    2 månader sedan

    Yeah. Sure.

  33. Travelling Ash

    Travelling Ash

    2 månader sedan

    Yep, all those words and green check marks is just what I see too before I swing.

  34. Michael Webb

    Michael Webb

    2 månader sedan

    I tried this and now I slice when I’m trying to hit a fade and hook the ball when I try to draw. After a round of hooks and slices, I feel like my game before was not as bad as I thought.

  35. Javier Salas

    Javier Salas

    2 månader sedan about the short sided flop shot from the deep rough? Any ideas on that execution?...appreciate your videos and insight...thank you

  36. Ralph Bonati

    Ralph Bonati

    2 månader sedan

    Rick, I am hopeful that you will read this. As a senior, and brand new golfer, I had 6 lessons from a pro. He saw that my natural drive is a draw, and he was pleased with that. It could be why he didn’t teach me the fade shot. I have played twice so far, and practice at the range. My drives have been inconsistent, but good ones go about 210-230 yards, either perfectly straight or with a draw. But today, I practiced the fade using everything you taught me. I could not be happier with the results. After a few boo boos, I started hitting every single one well past the 200 yard flag. They were ALL perfect fades, carrying to the target about 240-250 yards. The course I am learning at has very narrow fairways, so I will be using the fade shot now. I can’t wait! Thank you for this lesson. This is a HUGE step in the right direction. Hey new golfers, you need to pay attention to this lesson and practice it!

  37. LiquidMocoFilms LLC

    LiquidMocoFilms LLC

    2 månader sedan

    Thanks Rick! I didn't know to tee down the ball for a fade.. maybe that is why every time I try to hit one it is very high... Can't wait to try this

  38. James Segers

    James Segers

    2 månader sedan

    Nice, can you show me how to hit straight?

  39. Mark Woods

    Mark Woods

    2 månader sedan

    I draw my irons but can’t for the life of me draw my driver

    • Stephen Kaake

      Stephen Kaake

      2 månader sedan

      you have to shallow out the swing plane on long clubs

  40. ParleLeVu


    2 månader sedan

    "'Ow to draw enn faed yaeur draivah".

  41. Mathew Lawrence

    Mathew Lawrence

    2 månader sedan

    Another saved Rick Shiels video in my phone. I pull Rick's videos out on the range more often than I probably should 😆

  42. edkerry87


    2 månader sedan

    great video. I was trying to explain to someone how to draw the ball and this is much simpler.

  43. RiskNerd


    2 månader sedan

    Great tips, Rick. Thanks. I really enjoy producing these shapes when needed during a round. The only key difference for me is that I tee the ball higher for fades and lower for draws - just works better for my swing...perhaps for others too...I would suggest experimenting and find what works better for each person.

  44. Ken Dean

    Ken Dean

    2 månader sedan

    Keeping a journal I’ve learned that when I intentionally Shape my drives I hit more fairways. Trying to hit it straight I’m At 42% : Shaped drives are 51% in the fairway. Maybe because I concentrate more ?

  45. Blair Schmidt

    Blair Schmidt

    2 månader sedan

    🥺 I wish ...

  46. Waleed Yazdani

    Waleed Yazdani

    2 månader sedan

    I’ve been hitting perfect fades and draws ever since I started playing. They just come unannounced.

  47. B P

    B P

    2 månader sedan

    Do you move the ball forward at all for the fade and back a bit for the draw or no change in position.

    • Stephen Kaake

      Stephen Kaake

      2 månader sedan

      its easier to draw with the ball back in the stance, easier to fade with it further forward

  48. Steve Matic

    Steve Matic

    2 månader sedan

    Thanks for all your tip videos dude. Helps a ton. 🙏🏼

  49. Alan Kilpatrick

    Alan Kilpatrick

    2 månader sedan

    Rick, 20 handicap, drive is approximately 210. Unless I do something stupid my drive goes straight so all I do is allow for cross wind. Why do I need to know how to Fade or Draw?

  50. Jacob Fogel

    Jacob Fogel

    2 månader sedan

    Trust me, I know my fades really well

  51. Keith Skadan

    Keith Skadan

    2 månader sedan

    What do you think about hybrid club chipping Rick?

  52. P C

    P C

    2 månader sedan

    Like your style! Could you please be the first golf teacher on SE-one to explain the HUGH divots all you pro's are always taking on the golf course with your wedges, but would never admit to or talk about? Is it true that one can only practise this on real grass and not on a driving range mat?

  53. Jackass Jackson

    Jackass Jackson

    2 månader sedan

    Will this be opposite for lefty’s?

  54. Justin Truax

    Justin Truax

    2 månader sedan

    Power fade all year for me, much more confidence to get it where it needs to go

  55. Steve


    2 månader sedan

    I can hit right to left and left to right, I can hit it high and low and straight. The only problem is I don’t know what I’m going to get until I hit it.

  56. Don Pepe Ho

    Don Pepe Ho

    2 månader sedan

    My natural shot shape is straight. Might not be straight down the fairway but it does go straight. Is hitting the ball straight not good?

  57. James L

    James L

    2 månader sedan

    i am an amateur 12 handicap. All I can hit are draws and hooks. WHen I started golf, all I could hit were slices, so I made a point to learn draw. Good thing draw is that the ball runs out much more.

  58. Clueless


    2 månader sedan

    my fade and draw game is so good that i can make the ball start out straight and then go really really left or right :)

  59. Guy Pierce

    Guy Pierce

    2 månader sedan

    Rick, you totally changed my game over the last couple years. I only ever watch your videos when I need golf tips. I went from shooting 100 on average to hitting low 80's consistently. Thank you!!

    • Danny Bell

      Danny Bell

      2 månader sedan

      Heck, I can usually score in the 80s no problem, but then it's time to move on to the back 9

  60. solraccarpy


    2 månader sedan

    When does a fade become a slice?

  61. sumdum guy

    sumdum guy

    2 månader sedan

    latest podcast no comments (turned off) … is it because Guy threw Peter Finch under the bus and fans weren’t having it???

  62. JTD9100


    2 månader sedan

    can you just show me how to hit it straight please

  63. Leroy Rodgers

    Leroy Rodgers

    2 månader sedan

    Bold of you to assume I can move the ball in alternative directions on purpose.

  64. Tyler J

    Tyler J

    2 månader sedan

    After seeing this. I think I might have realized why I have been slicing lately.

  65. Trevor Simmons

    Trevor Simmons

    2 månader sedan

    U make it look so easy bruv. However u explain it so well. Thanks for that. Back to the course I go

  66. Ryan Nichols

    Ryan Nichols

    2 månader sedan

    Yeah…it ain’t that easy.

  67. CaptainTD


    2 månader sedan

    Rick could you give a tip or two on how to hit more lower drivers. Because my drivers go so high into the air that the wind just carries the ball wayyy left or right. Is there any way to maybe lower the angle and height of the ball, I’ve heard to do different things like putting the ball more center of my stance but that seems odd. I am really in need of answers. Thanks.

  68. mrjamesgrimes


    2 månader sedan

    You should never try to shape you shots. Find a consistent shot pattern and play it

  69. Scales


    2 månader sedan

    I can do every shot shape. Just not sure what ones coming out.

  70. usman1600


    2 månader sedan

    easy tip to draw or fade: try to hit it straight. it will draw or fade! TRIED AND TESTED

  71. Ramon L.

    Ramon L.

    2 månader sedan

    I tend to slice the driver. Do you recommend to go for a fade or draw to get rid of the slice?

  72. Mark Salter

    Mark Salter

    2 månader sedan

    Great tips ... Also, varying degrees of weak grip to strong grip to make the shot shapes more extreme ...

  73. Murat Karaca

    Murat Karaca

    2 månader sedan

    Hey Rick, what’s the length on your driver shaft??

  74. Frankie 14

    Frankie 14

    2 månader sedan

    Amateur golfer's thoughts while watching : How to HOOK & SLICE your driver - REALLY SIMPLE TIPS

  75. Mr fashizleboy

    Mr fashizleboy

    2 månader sedan

    Guys that slice! Really try to learn this draw. It will help so much with correcting that heavy slice to the point where you will actually be playing straighter shots even when your not trying to shape it

  76. Kyle Gerken

    Kyle Gerken

    2 månader sedan

    As an Expert* in slicing my drives, I’ve gotta try this next time I’m at the range.

  77. Mike GC

    Mike GC

    2 månader sedan

    I can do those shots easy, its straight I have problems with!

  78. Schub2K


    2 månader sedan

    I fade my drives every time 😈

  79. Ben McGrath

    Ben McGrath

    2 månader sedan

    How does rick know when I want to know this??🧐

  80. Joe Belford

    Joe Belford

    2 månader sedan

    Liked the forearm tip. I have a hard time getting the club to turn over. But focusing on the forearms just worked in the few practice shots I took.

  81. Patrick Hamel

    Patrick Hamel

    2 månader sedan

    Great video. Thanks for all the tips!

  82. SquidNicky


    2 månader sedan

    Hey Rick is this the driver you promised to give away and never did?

  83. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller

    2 månader sedan

    Me, watching this video, while never having been able to purposely shape a golf shot in my life.

  84. Paul T

    Paul T

    2 månader sedan

    Thank you for all you’re tips. I’m almost as good as my terrible friends!

  85. BeachBow


    2 månader sedan

    Something I do to help with fades is I align the ball with the number on the back, just away from center, on the tee. That gives me a target for the clubhead to hit. JM2C

  86. Spin Diesel

    Spin Diesel

    2 månader sedan

    Is that the old course driving range with the hotel in the background?

  87. Jim McEwen

    Jim McEwen

    2 månader sedan

    Hey Rick, since you switched to the odyssey big t blade putter, the prices of those have doubled on eBay, glad I got one before you made them popular

  88. lamigue46


    2 månader sedan

    👍👍I am just happy to get past the ladies tee so I don't have to buy the beers !

  89. Felixe.09


    2 månader sedan

    Thank u

  90. Matt Richards

    Matt Richards

    2 månader sedan

    Solid, simple and useful upload. Thanks. I struggle to fade it, so this might help.

  91. Rich S

    Rich S

    2 månader sedan

    Great lesson thanks Rick.😀You watching the England game later? 😀👍

  92. james ainsworth

    james ainsworth

    2 månader sedan

    Hi Rick. What length is your driver?



    2 månader sedan

    If anyone is wondering how to slice it 20 yards right of the fairway let me know, I'll get you some tutorial footage.

  94. Erwin Meyer

    Erwin Meyer

    2 månader sedan

    Thanks, Rick, the graphics should be flipped around to view them from the perspective of a right-handed golfer's stance.

  95. Mu Ravi

    Mu Ravi

    2 månader sedan

    Thank you. It was short simple and crisp.

  96. John Candler

    John Candler

    2 månader sedan

    This is one of those Rick Shiels videos where I do not know why I even bother to watch, considering it is better for me to pray to Jesus to help me hit the ball relatively straight.

  97. Bat Man

    Bat Man

    2 månader sedan

    Hahaha, I said Perfect before you did Rick. 2 great shots. I will keep those tips in mind for next game. Cheers from Australia mate.

  98. Joshua McMath

    Joshua McMath

    2 månader sedan

    Can i have your clubs

  99. Alex Mills

    Alex Mills

    2 månader sedan

    Bryson, DJ, brooks etc exclusively hit one shot shape with the driver. Why would you advise us lower skilled golfers try and hit it both ways. Baffled by this video.

  100. Matthew Post

    Matthew Post

    2 månader sedan

    That driver sounds 🤮