Shank Golf Shot Problem Drill 2: Swing and miss on inside (Video)
Shank Golf Shot Problem Drill 2: Swing and miss on inside (Video)

So other golfers when they are shanking the golf ball, they are hitting the ball from the heel part of the club. But it’s not because that’s where they set up. They don't set up with the ball here. Majority of people set up with the ball in the center. Some even set up with their ball in the toe because they’re conscious of the shank and they try to eradicate that. So they set up with the ball in the toe which I wouldn’t necessarily agree with. Certainly not in practice, it’s not a good practice for you to do that because it compensates for your fault rather than correcting your fault. So keep setting up with the club in the center but if you are shanking it, your pushing the golf club out during your swing. Hitting the shank or the hosel producing the low shot to the right hand side for the right handed golfer.

So here’s a little exercise to get away from that. Set up the golf ball down to the center of the golf club. Make your back swing but then actually miss the golf ball on the inside. Feel how the club would pull into your body. Your hands would come closer to your legs and you would miss the ball through the inside portion. So setting up to the ball correctly, swinging and missing. You always feel like you're going to just catch the ball on the edge of the toe. But for now, I actually like practice just making swings and missing the golf ball. So it’s a nice center position. You have checked that you are the right distance away from the ball. You're nice and balanced. Then you make your full swing and miss on the inside. You actually feel that you’re catching a piece of grass here. You can see where about you're hitting. That would start to reduce the chances of you pushing away which would shank the golf ball and hit the hosel. So set up, normal swing with a short club, swing and miss on the inside. Remember that feeling. Remember what it’s like to pull your hands and arms inside the line of the golf ball. Practice that to reduce shank shots.

2012-11-29

So other golfers when they are shanking the golf ball, they are hitting the ball from the heel part of the club. But it’s not because that’s where they set up. They don't set up with the ball here. Majority of people set up with the ball in the center. Some even set up with their ball in the toe because they’re conscious of the shank and they try to eradicate that. So they set up with the ball in the toe which I wouldn’t necessarily agree with. Certainly not in practice, it’s not a good practice for you to do that because it compensates for your fault rather than correcting your fault. So keep setting up with the club in the center but if you are shanking it, your pushing the golf club out during your swing. Hitting the shank or the hosel producing the low shot to the right hand side for the right handed golfer.

So here’s a little exercise to get away from that. Set up the golf ball down to the center of the golf club. Make your back swing but then actually miss the golf ball on the inside. Feel how the club would pull into your body. Your hands would come closer to your legs and you would miss the ball through the inside portion. So setting up to the ball correctly, swinging and missing. You always feel like you're going to just catch the ball on the edge of the toe. But for now, I actually like practice just making swings and missing the golf ball. So it’s a nice center position. You have checked that you are the right distance away from the ball. You're nice and balanced. Then you make your full swing and miss on the inside. You actually feel that you’re catching a piece of grass here. You can see where about you're hitting. That would start to reduce the chances of you pushing away which would shank the golf ball and hit the hosel. So set up, normal swing with a short club, swing and miss on the inside. Remember that feeling. Remember what it’s like to pull your hands and arms inside the line of the golf ball. Practice that to reduce shank shots.