Struggle with a slice? Well we take a look at whether you should use a draw-bias driver to rectify that shot-shape.
Should You Use A Draw-Bias Driver?
It is widely thought that most amateur golfers tend to slice the ball which is mostly caused by an out-to-in swing path and an open face to that path at impact. Therefore sidespin is created which carries the ball in that left to right ball-flight. (Obviously it is the other way around for left-handed golfers).
So what can be done about this? Well the best way to solve the out-to-in path would be to have lessons with coaches and instructors. However there is also a gear-related way you can try and alter this - try a draw-bias driver.
This will help you impart less side-spin onto the ball at impact which will mean that the ball is more capable of going left and staying there rather than trailing off to the right. How do we know this could work?
Well countless tests have been done that have indicated that draw-bias drivers help battle a slice by shifting the Centre of Gravity (CG) of the club towards the heel. This is done by internal weighting being moved around within the head or in terms of adjustable weight on the club-head. The clear benefit here is that the movement of the CG and the weight creates a larger area of the face that launches shots with draw spin.
Additionally, there is also evidence to suggest that draw-bias drivers help average golfers get the club square at impact because the CG is closer to the shaft.
So should you use a draw-bias driver? Well if you struggle with a slice, it is definitely worth testing a driver which will help impart less sidespin on the ball. If you want to spend a lot longer trying to get rid of the slice, then fundamentally changing your swing with a golf coach is the way to go but a draw-bias driver can often be a quick fix to a problem which could create better scores and a more aesthetically pleasing golf game.
Of course if you are seeking to buy a new driver then we recommend getting a custom-fitting.
Ping G410 SFT
- BUY NOW (UK): Ping G410 SFT driver from American Golf for £399 (opens in new tab)
- BUY NOW (US): Ping G410 SFT driver from Worldwide Golf Shops for $399.99 (opens in new tab)
TaylorMade M6 D-Type
- BUY NOW (UK): TaylorMade M6 D-Type driver from American Golf for £329 (opens in new tab)
- BUY NOW (US): TaylorMade M6 D-Type driver from Worldwide Golf Shops for $499.99 (opens in new tab)
Callaway Rogue Draw
- BUY NOW (UK): Callaway Rogue Draw driver from Scottsdale Golf for £279.99 (opens in new tab)
- BUY NOW (US): Callaway Rogue Draw driver from Worldwide Golf Shops (opens in new tab)
- BUY NOW (US): Mizuno ST190G driver from Worldwide Golf Shops for $349.99 (opens in new tab)
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly.
Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes.
He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!
As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
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