What Does Draw Mean on a Calloway Golf Club? (with Video)
A draw is a controlled golf shot that moves from right to left, for a right-handed player. There are certain situations in which hitting a draw is strategically beneficial to help place the ball in a desired location. Additionally, some players are more comfortable hitting draws regularly, while others hit draws as a way to avoid slicing the ball. Here is how you can achieve a draw ball flight with your golf swing along with what golf drivers can help you draw a golf ball.
What is Callaway?
When Ely Callaway bought a half share of the golf club manufacturer Hickory Stick USA in 1982, woods were still made of wood, and Callaway was known to personally deliver clubs to customers.
It wasn’t long before the renamed Callaway Golf Co. became one of the biggest names in the industry. As of 2011, Callaway’s annual sales were approximately $1 billion. They now rival brands like Taylormade, Cobra, Ping and Titleist. They top many driver review charts with their Callaway Epic and Callaway Rogue draw line.
What are Draw Clubs?
Draw clubs are clubs that increase draw. A draw biased driver, like the Callaway Rogue Draw Driver, works in one of two ways.
Some clubs simply angle the club head into a slightly more closed position. In other words, for a right-handed player the club head is angled a bit more to the left when you address the ball. This makes it easier for golfers to hit a draw without altering their swing path or swing speed while getting premium shot shape.
The other method is to add weight to the heel side of the club head. By sliding weight near the club’s shaft, the toe can square up easier during the downswing, eliminating the open club face that may cause a slice. This anti-slice technology can help the average golfer hit balls and control sidespin like a PGA tour pro.
How good are Callaway Clubs?
As of 2023, Callaway manufactures both types of draw clubs and have been named Best Driver Brand by many publications. The company manufactures drivers, fairway woods and hybrids with adjustable hosels that can close the club head’s face angle.
Additionally, Callaway sells drivers that include removable weights. By adding or subtracting weight in different areas of the club head, the player can essentially create his own draw setting. Phil Mickelson kept two Callaway drivers in his bag while winning the 2006 Masters. One contained extra weight in the heel to promote a draw.
How to Hit a Draw with a Neutral Club
There may be occasions during a golf game where you wish to hit a draw. A dogleg hole on the golf course that angles to the left, or a green with a hole location on the far left side, are two situations that may call for a draw (for a right-handed golfer). If you don’t wish to purchase a draw club, you can prepare for these situations by learning to play a draw with a neutral club.
Golf writer Steve Newell suggests aligning your body to the right of the target, but aiming the clubface at the target. This setup should result in putting spin on the ball, curving it from right to left. In addition to body and club alignment, Jack Nicklaus says, golfers who play a draw must keep the right shoulder lower than the left through impact while the right hand rolls over the left at the same time. Obviously this works the other way around for left handed golfers. Your draw will also depend on other factors like lie angle and ball speed but this technique gives you the best chance at hitting a draw.
M.L. Rose has worked as a print and online journalist for more than 20 years. He has contributed to a variety of national and local publications, specializing in sports writing. Rose holds a B.A. in communications.