Ever tried hitting a draw as a stock shot when you are a natural fader or vice versa? Do you play what you have that day? Do you just hit it as straight as possible?
How much further do you think a draw goes than a fade on say a 200 yard shot? 250? Obviously conditions play a role. Do you find that guys who hit a natural fade can free wheel through the ball where a draw requires more precision? The misses between a draw and fade also seem to really favor the fade as a far less risky shot. A draw seems to be easier to flight and better in the wind, a fade offers more spin and distance control. What do you think are the pros/cons of these shots because both seem to have their advantages?
It’s an interesting topic to me because you see guys that hit both, or one or the other almost exclusively. I am not referring to recovery shots either. Guys that hit both seem to have higher highs and lows, guys that stick to one or the other seem to be more consistent.
There are also a lot of courses where a certain ball flight is favored: most notoriously Augusta. And there are a lot of examples of guys who have been unable to convert: Kaymer, or guys that have done it successfully: DJ, Rickie
What separates these players? What are your experiences?