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