Had this question this morning:
Q – How do you make the ball draw from right to left as a right hand player?
A – The way I teach this, is to start with the club out in front of you…
Now, for a normal shot, the club face leading edge, should be exactly straight up and down but for a draw, you want to loosen up your grip and rotate the face closed a little, then regrip. You are essentially gripping the club with a slightly closed club face. Now just let your and club hang, walk over to the ball (it should be just inside your front foot) and with the your still hanging, rotate your whole body to line up the club face on your target line. This is where many golfer become disconnected and non-athletic. They arbitrarily plant their feet and force the and club to go by the line the feet picked instead of aligning the entire body based on the club face!!! Also, having the ball forward helps you turn through to face the target. You don’t have to do anything with your hands at the ball because the face is already closed a little. Start the club back using the front shoulder, then start the downswing using your hips to unwind pulling your back down in front of you as you keep turning. The ball should have a little draw on it if you have not used your hands in the backswing to open the face an are holding it open.
If the ball starts “Hooking”, it is because you quit turning and flipped the club face closed with your hands, or let your and club pass your body rotation too soon.
Here is a link to a video to show the downswing I mentioned above … Ross