Swing of the Week: How to hit Dustin Johnson's power fade

November 25, 2020 12:06 PM

New Masters champion Dustin Johnson has a win in each of the last 13 seasons on the PGA Tour, the longest winning streak of any active tour professional. In recent years he has utilized a power fade, which has helped his overall consistency. He's now firmly established himself as the world’s No. 1. In latest episode in a new series sponsored by Swing Index, we explore how DJ combines control with all of that power.

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DJ’s ability to hit this shot can be attributed to his lead wrist position at the top of the backswing. The wrist is bowed, which puts the clubface in a strong position -- this is the opposite from many amateur golfers, and it can be the difference between a power fade and the common slice.

DJ can turn hard through the ball, let the path move slightly left and create a predictable left to right flight without the fear of losing the ball to the right. If the right-side miss is your problem shot, the lead wrist element in the swing may be the solution.

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