The Fade shot curves to the right for a right-handed golfer and conversely for left-handed golfers. Often played intentionally by skilled golfers the fade is achieved by having either an out-to-in swing path or an open clubface, relative to the swing path, at impact. The sidespin put on the ball creates the curved ball flight.

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A Fade is preferred shot for skilled golfers due to the fact that it lands softly and is controllable on fast greens.

What you need to know: What you need to know: An overdone fade can quickly turn into a slice, the number 1 mis-hit in golf.



How do I hit a fade? Open your stance, for right-handers aim your feet left of your target, or where the line which you would like the ball to start on. Position the ball slightly forward and swing along the path of your feet, by swinging along your body plane. Because your club face is open relative to your stance, you will impart some side spin on the ball that will bring it back to the target while it’s in the air.

What is a power fade? A Power Fade is a left-to-right curving ball that will come out low and hot, flying a long way through the air and then rolling a long way. … It can also be used effectively from the fairway, keeping the ball low, under the wind.

What’s the difference between a fade and a slice? A fade is a controlled slice.