Shanks Cure How Senior Golfers can Fix this Golf Problem (Video)
Shanks Cure How Senior Golfers can Fix this Golf Problem (Video)

Okay. So that's where I mentioned the word, I'll put some shivers on your spine especially if you've experienced the shank. What is a shank? It’s the most destructive golf shot that you'll ever come across. And if you never shank the ball, but you're very, very lucky because most people experience the shank at some stage. And when you're shankable it's normally there for weeks, if not months because it becomes a mental problem so there are many things that can cause a shank. But one of the biggest factors for shanking the ball is swinging the club what we call too flat.

Let me demonstrate. If I setup to the ball, and I swing too flat the club would basically come to lower on my back so this is swinging very, very flat. And from this position here the club then goes back into the ball. It comes back from the inside and you can see that the club is been pushed away that way so the ball which was in the middle of the clubface is now been hit out of the hosel which is where the shank comes from. So if I swing too flat as I come back the club head comes in and the ball of shank it goes on right angles. This is what I always thought the most horrible goal shot you let want to play. Honestly, if everybody if you noted everybody played it as a shank, the only way you're going to get out it really is go and see the pro because its more like a mental sort of condition. So how if you – how do you know to swing in flat. Well, if you put a couple of sticks or a couple of clubs down the floor what we're wanting to do at this halfway back is half the shank running parallel with this stick here the inside line. So if I could pull that club here is running true we're not flat. Remember the flat swing would have been more around here and that's the big cause of shanking so from here you can either work on this exercise is very simple, drill over that ball, and your shaft here, then from there obviously the club to go more up here. So you ca see by working on the first movement, the second movement takes care of itself. Another simple way is to stand against the wall. If you stand over the wall and you swing flat, you will swing into the wall. If you stand here and you swing correctly, the club doesn’t go anywhere near the actual wall. So we know what a shank is? It’s the most destructive golf shot. I don't want to put anymore emphasis, and this is a horrible golf shot. It tends to come for a flat swing from the inside. There's two tips here. Use either one. They're really good. They're very, very simple. Practice ground, it is a essential place to work on this before we take it to the course but it will be worth all that practice.
2013-10-31

Okay. So that's where I mentioned the word, I'll put some shivers on your spine especially if you've experienced the shank. What is a shank? It’s the most destructive golf shot that you'll ever come across. And if you never shank the ball, but you're very, very lucky because most people experience the shank at some stage. And when you're shankable it's normally there for weeks, if not months because it becomes a mental problem so there are many things that can cause a shank. But one of the biggest factors for shanking the ball is swinging the club what we call too flat.

Let me demonstrate. If I setup to the ball, and I swing too flat the club would basically come to lower on my back so this is swinging very, very flat. And from this position here the club then goes back into the ball. It comes back from the inside and you can see that the club is been pushed away that way so the ball which was in the middle of the clubface is now been hit out of the hosel which is where the shank comes from. So if I swing too flat as I come back the club head comes in and the ball of shank it goes on right angles.

This is what I always thought the most horrible goal shot you let want to play. Honestly, if everybody if you noted everybody played it as a shank, the only way you're going to get out it really is go and see the pro because its more like a mental sort of condition. So how if you – how do you know to swing in flat. Well, if you put a couple of sticks or a couple of clubs down the floor what we're wanting to do at this halfway back is half the shank running parallel with this stick here the inside line. So if I could pull that club here is running true we're not flat. Remember the flat swing would have been more around here and that's the big cause of shanking so from here you can either work on this exercise is very simple, drill over that ball, and your shaft here, then from there obviously the club to go more up here. So you ca see by working on the first movement, the second movement takes care of itself.

Another simple way is to stand against the wall. If you stand over the wall and you swing flat, you will swing into the wall. If you stand here and you swing correctly, the club doesn’t go anywhere near the actual wall. So we know what a shank is? It’s the most destructive golf shot. I don't want to put anymore emphasis, and this is a horrible golf shot. It tends to come for a flat swing from the inside. There's two tips here. Use either one. They're really good. They're very, very simple. Practice ground, it is a essential place to work on this before we take it to the course but it will be worth all that practice.