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What can you learn from Camilo, J.B. and Jesper

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What Are The Differences?
J.B. plays a fade, and Camilo usually plays a draw. Evidence of this is seen by ball position (J.B plays it more forward in his stance, while Camilo plays it farther back). Because more weight needs to move forward in the downswing (to allow the club to approach more from the inside), Camilo (in his transition) has more left knee flex and lateral hip slide, while J.B. has less hip slide and more turn. During the transition, Camilo’s left arm is also on a more inward angle so the club approaches more from the inside, while J.B.’s is in line with the target.

At impact, J.B. has cleared his hips with less weight forward (his left leg straightens, and his left foot spins out) and has allowed his shaft to line up with his left arm. All these factors enable him to swing slightly across the ball and impart fade spin. Camilo, on the other hand, moves more weight forward, as seen by his larger left knee flex. The shaft doesn’t line up with his left arm completely. All these are traits of an inside-out delivery, thus imparting draw spin on the ball.


1. Holmes’ high finish indicates that he has hit a fade.

2. Parnevik’s right shoulder points to his target.

3. Villegas’ round swing indicates that he has hit a draw.



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