How to draw the golf ball
Nick Bayley is the author of the highly successful “Draw” System which has been used by over 5000 golfers to hit the ball further, straighter and more consistently. And Nick was recently interviewed by The New Zealand Golf Gazette where he shared his secrets to fixing the dreaded golf slice.
Golf Gazette: Hi Nick, and thanks a lot for agreeing to do this Interview. So let’s get straight into it. Why did you create a system to fix golfers slice and how long did it take to put together?
Nick: The reason I created The “Draw” System was because one day I was surfing the web and I saw a statement that said “85% of golfers slice the ball.” Seeing that statement stopped me dead in my tracks and I decided right then and there to do something to help as many golfers as I could to fix this problem. Because being able to consistently draw the ball is easy, BUT it’s only easy if you’re shown how. Like anything, if you don’t know how to do it, or have never been shown then of course it’s hard or difficult.
From the point of seeing that statement on the web it then took me 3 solid months to create and test what I believe is the best step-by-step “How to Fix Your Slice System” in the world.
Golf Gazette: So what does a golfer need to do to hit consistent draws?
Nick: From all my testing and research it has become very clear to me that all that is required to consistently draw the ball is the following three things.
1. A golfer needs setup for a draw, and 2. Swing from the inside while contacting the ball with a slightly closed clubface, and
3. Have equipment that encourages a draw.
And although it’s possible for a golfer to draw the ball with only two out of these three things being correct, I’ve found that if a golfer wants to consistently draw the ball then they must combine all three perfectly.
Golf Gazette: Clearly you think it’s so easy to fix a slice so why do so many golfers suffer from this problem?
Nick: I believe the main reason is because most of golfers are only ever shown a fraction of what is needed to hit consistent draws. As I’ve said, a golfer needs to setup for a draw, swing from the inside while contacting the ball with a slightly closed clubface and have equipment that encourages a draw. And my system teaches each of these elements in great detail. In essence, my system is giving golfers the complete solution rather than just tips that may or may not help.
Golf Gazette: Apart from the obvious advantage of hitting the ball straighter after fixing a slice is there any other advantages?
Nick: I read some interesting research that Golf Digest did back in 1981 to find out the difference between a fade and a draw. They setup a driving machine to hit draw and fade shots and from their scientific tests they found that on average a draw goes 17 yards further than a fade shot. And it doesn’t take a genius to work out that a slice is going to go even less distance than a fade shot! From the golfers who have tried The “Draw” System this 17-yard increase in distance is conservative, very conservative. Because I’ve found that when a golfer changes from one who slices the ball to one who draws the ball they get a huge increase in confidence. And this huge increase in confidence combined with the change in ball flight from a fade/slice to a draw is gaining most golfers an extra 25-30 yards more distance!
Golf Gazette: Your system has a pretty amazing guarantee but could you explain in more detail what exactly it is.
Nick: Sure, I guarantee this system will fix any golfers slice in 90 days. If it doesn’t then the golfer can send it back and they’ll get their money back with no questions asked plus I’ll pay them an extra $35. That’s how confident I am that it works. And through my follow up with golfers who have tried this system I’ve found that it generally takes most golfers about 30 days to consistently draw the ball. But having said that, the other day I received an email from a customer in Palmerston North, New Zealand who had never, ever drawn or even hooked a ball in all his 7 years of playing golf. And just 10 days after getting my system and following the instructions I recommended he was drawing his shots 70% of the time. And this helped him to win a prize for longest drive, nearest the pin and lowest gross in the first competition he played in after receiving the system. As you can imagine he was pretty excited about all of this and it was a great start for my day getting an email like that.
Golf Gazette: Do you have any other success stories you can tell us about?
Nick: On my website I have over 140 customer comments from golfers in over 21 different countries. And I have more success stories and more coming in daily. But one of the success stories I like the best is from the manager of the Two Under Club here in New Zealand who has been playing golf for some 31 years now. And like many golfers he has sliced the ball since starting to play this great game. He tried my system and is now consistently drawing the ball, which he is both amazed and delighted about.
Golf Gazette: So what exactly do you get people to do in this system of yours?
Nick: On the first four days of the system I teach golfers each element of the setup needed to consistently draw the ball. Then on day five I get the golfer to combine all these elements into one simple setup position that encourages them to draw/hook the ball. Then for the next 14 days I give golfers drills that teach them each stage of the swing from the take-away to the follow-through. You see I’ve found that getting golfers to do drills that force them to do a part of the swing correctly is the quickest way to change a golfers muscle memory. Theory is all well and good but if a golfer can’t feel what they should be doing then all the theory in the world will be of no use to them. After completing all the drills the golfer is then given advice on little things they can do with there equipment to encourage a draw. Plus they are given simple tests that quickly show if their equipment is encouraging or hurting their chances of hitting consistent draws. Most golfers find that they have to do very little if anything to their equipment to help them draw the ball. But for others their equipment will never allow them to hit consistent draws and learning that this is the case can literally save golfers years of frustration and heartache. And finally on day 21 the golfer is shown a setup position that encourages a consistent, powerful draw and given advice on what they should keep doing on a consistent basis (drills etc.) to reinforce what they have done over the past 21 days.
Golf Gazette: It sounds very detailed. How much are golfers meant to practice this to ensure they fix their slice?
Nick: I recommend that golfers spend at least 15 minutes on each daily exercise to fix their slice after 21 days. Also 90% of everything in the system can be done at home so there’s basically no need for practice facilities other than a place to hold and swing a club.
Golf Gazette: Are you serious? With only 15 minutes a day for 21 days someone can fix a slice they may have had for 30 years or longer?
Nick: Absolutely. It’s not the time so much as the sequence that a golfer learns all the steps. It’s like building a house. You don’t start with the roof, but instead you build a solid base and foundation. The same is true in the golf swing. Start at the setup, then the swing, then the equipment. And if golfers are given a simple plan to follow that is based on sound fundamentals, then there is no way anyone can fail.
Golf Gazette: Sounds great. How can golfers get more information about this new golf system?
Nick: Any golfer who is interested in this golf system can get more information at my website: The Draw System
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