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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott, and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to hit a fade in, in a golf swing. And the materials we need for this is just a golf club and a golf ball. That's all we need and then some knowledge of course of what we're trying to do. There's a couple ways of doing this. Most people when they go to hit a slight fade, hit a slice. A slice is a golf ball that starts out at the target and curves drastically to the right. A fade is a golf ball that starts a little left of the target; it just kind of falls down to the right. So, you could kind of say that a fade is a little tiny slice. Vice versa, a hook would be a ball that hooked way left, curved a lot. A drawl would be a tiny little hook. So, when looking at a fade, it's a tiny little fall of the ball to the right. Use that mainly when like a pin is over to the right or say we got water left or a big bunker to the left. We just want to make sure our ball kind of works its way away from trouble. There's two ways of doing this. One is to, actually if you take your normal grip, and you turn your grip over to the left, and your left hand more left and your right hand more left, that'll have a tendency to fade it. But boy, I'll tell you what, it has most of the time a tendency to slice it. It's a very, very hard thing to do. There's an easier way for this. Remember a fade starts a little left and fades back just slightly to the right. So, what we can do is, if we always set our clubface where we want toward the direction we want the ball to land. So, we'll set the ball where we want it to land. But we'll set our feet so that our body is facing a little more left than normal, so that when we swing along that body line, our swing comes across the ball, our clubface is where we want it to land, it puts a tiny little spin to the right and makes it fade. That's the easiest way to do it. Clubface where you want the ball to land, body more left of where so you can get it to start left. So, the ball starts left, fades right. Let's see if we can do one. So, here would be a normal stance for a straight or a draw shot. For a fade I'm going to let my clubface stay there and with my feet more to the left, and swing along my body line and see if that doesn't work. That ball started a little left and just, just inching its way back to the right. That's exactly what we want to have. A fade's not a great big curve, just a gentle little fall to the right. This is Conan Elliott, and that's how to fade a golf ball in the golf swing.