How to Hit the 3 Yard Draw

Learn how to hit the delicate little three yard draw and why you're struggling with getting the ball to turnover.

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gary
Love that swing!
September 5, 2017
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Paul
Hi nice video. Question, can u please tell us the id of the equipment you are using in this video? What is the pad u are using to stand on, and what swing speed/angle of attack technology are you using. Thanks
July 18, 2017
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Paul, Glad you enjoyed the video. The equipment being used is boditrak (pressure mat) and flightscope for data collection.
July 18, 2017
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gary
Great video!
February 6, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Thanks Gary.
February 6, 2017
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Guy
I am unable to review RST videos? I have no idea why! Guy
January 13, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Guy. They are working on my end. I would check to make sure you are using Chrome and/or Firefox. If the problem continues. Please notify Customer Service.
January 13, 2017
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T David
I am a bit lost here. I can't hit draw if my life depended on it. Everything is a fade. It appears that Chuck is manipulating the wrist at the top by bowing the left wrist. Is this correct? Someone told me once to make sure the knuckles are grinding to the ground. Is this right? Please help.
October 9, 2016
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Dave -- Are you sure that your club is coming down on a good path? If your path is too far from out to in, you can make it more difficult on yourself to draw the ball. The lead wrist is responsible for controlling the club face angle and the loft of the club. The bowing of the wrist, would de-loft the club for lower shots whereas the rotational position of the wrist would effect more of the clubface angle. If you are actively trying to bow the wrist too much down in the hitting area, it can make it difficult for the club to square and release properly and would lead to shots moving to the right. I would suggest that you send in some swings for review and let us take a close look to see how we can help you hit this shot. Just make sure you put in your notes that you want to hit a draw and we can help you out for sure.
October 10, 2016
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T David
Thanks, Chris. I will get a swing review in tomorrow (that is the next available date for submission). I appreciate the help. Just got back in after doing some practice in the backyard. I appears that the closed stance and slightly closed face of the club seems to help.
October 10, 2016
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
No problem Dave. Sounds good and closing the stance can help with the path a bit for sure.
October 10, 2016
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Andrew
Chris, if I close my stance, do I swing along the original stance line or along the closed stance line? Or, is that a demented question?
January 28, 2018
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Eric
Hi- thanks to RST, I'm finally able to draw, so thank you! However, sometime the draw is more and sometimes it's less... I'm not clear what's controlling this? What can I focus on to control the amount of draw?
August 6, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Eric. Practice varying amounts of lead wrist control. Take a look at the 9 Days to Amazing Ball Striking Section Day 2 Draw.
August 6, 2016
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James
The reason I ask is I find the RST release (when I manage to do it right,ha) naturally is a draw. Would be great to get you to also show us a 10 yard draw and a 10 yard fade to work around those nasty trees or to keep away from bunkers etc. Thanks in advance.
July 17, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. Take a look at the 9 Days to Amazing Ball Striking Section. You can learn how to carve the ball a greater distance left or right.
July 18, 2016
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James
Hi Chuck,will you do one on the 3 yard fade?
July 17, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. I will submit it to Chuck.
July 18, 2016
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David
Do you aim three yards to the right? Or does the ball start out three yards to the right and draw back to the target line?
June 25, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. The ball should still start relatively at the target. You don't want to start pushing it off line just to bring it back.
June 25, 2016
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Michael
What is the mat that you are standing on? Does not look like SwingCatalyst. Thanks
June 24, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Michael. Boditrak.
June 25, 2016
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PHILIPPE
Hi, What about the tush line on the last swing on this video? Anything to do with the draw you want to produce ?
June 24, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Philippe. Tush line should still remain close to what you achieve in the normal full swing.
June 25, 2016
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Chan
Hey Chuck, I have been working on this and am getting a little better at it. Do you still bow your wrist slightly earlier as you mentioned in one of the earlier videos on hitting the Draw?
June 23, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Chan. It depends on the height of the draw you prefer. But, for stock still a slight bowing.
June 25, 2016

How to Hit a Draw

How to hit the 3 yard draw. Drawing the golf ball is not as hard as you think! When you follow the RST fundamentals, this is actually your natural shot shape.

A three yard, baby draw. It's what every golfer wants, but nobody seems to understand how simple it is really to produce it when you follow the RST five step system, which is really all about moving your body correctly. These movements are so small, but everybody gets so fixated on what this thing is doing, and what these guys are doing, instead of what this is doing. This controls this, which controls this.

                                When you want to learn how to properly hit a controlled draw or cut or whatever it may be, it's way easier than you think, if you stop worrying about what this thing is doing. If you're sitting up here, trying to get this unwieldy club that's moving in space behind you and moving all over the place and trying to figure out how to manipulate it, essentially is what you're doing, to get the ball to curve, you're really really going to struggle.

                                When I want to hit a draw, like I just did, just a baby little draw, what I'm really focusing on is making sure my arms are really quiet, following along with my body, making sure I shift my weight, and just releasing the club. That's really all it takes. Now it sounds oversimplified, if I could do that I wouldn't need you, right.

                                The reason you're struggling to get the ball to curve right to left is almost definitely because you're using too much right side. What happens when you start using too much right side movement in a futile effort to produce speed and power, not only do you keep the club from actually releasing, which you need it to do to keep the club face squared up and to create a draw, but you're also costing yourself speed, and putting extra stress on your spine. Your spine hates two things, one, compressions. We've all done this and hurt our back really bad. And sheer force, or rotation. When you're using your right side to try and smother the ball or the age old advice, which I think is very misguided of covering the ball with your chest. When you're doing that, most people try and do it like this, instead of like this. My chest is still covering the ball, but I'm not doing it from the right side.

                                Here's what tends to happen when people try to hit a draw, they end up getting the opposite result. They're trying so hard to get the club to release. They throw it, and they smother it, and then the club. As you start pushing really hard from the right side, the club doesn't get a chance to naturally rotate. You can see here, the club face is coming in really open. Whereas if I do this and just stay back, the club starts to naturally wanting to do this. In fact, I have to hold it off to keep it from releasing.

                                The rotary golf swing release is actually really a completely passive release. I'm not trying to flip my hands over. My hands are just following the lead of what my body's telling them to do. If my hands and arms stay really soft, which is one of my last little things before I get over the ball is I shake my arms out, make sure they're nice and relaxed and my legs are awake, and then I just let them turn over. If I want to hit a cut, I've actually got to hold it off a little bit.

                                To hit the draw, stop worrying about what your arms and hands are doing. Start worrying about whether or not you're sequencing your body correctly, which will give the hands and arms a chance to release naturally in the downswing

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