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Draw Shot in Golf
Definition: A "draw" is a flight path of the ball in which the ball curves gently right-to-left for a right-handed player, or left-to-right for a left-handed player. At impact, the ball starts out slightly to the right of the target (for a right-handed golfer), before gently curving back to the left arrive at its target.

A draw is the opposite of a fade.

A draw has the same right-to-left curvature of a hook; however, a hook is much more severe and is rarely played intentionally. A draw, on the other hand, is considered a good shot to have in one's arsenal (which is to say, a good shot to be able to produce intentionally) and is sometimes the preferred shot shape for better golfers. A draw can also cause the ball to roll out farther in the fairway, adding a few extra yards.

Also see: Quick tips for a draw

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He likes to play a draw. He is drawing the ball. He drew the ball to the left side of the green.
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