Whats the best fix for a hook? (Video)
Whats the best fix for a hook? (Video)

What is the best fix for a hook? Well first thing we need to define what a hook is. The hook is, generally speaking a golf ball that starts right of target and finishes left of target. The hook is not necessarily a good shot; it will normally finish too far left. And it’s created by a clubface that’s aiming aggressively left in relation to the swing path line. So a swing path that’s probably way out to the right with the clubface that is left of that. Now if we want a quick fix of how to reduce the amount of hooks spin we get on a golf ball, one of the major factors we would look at changing would be the grip. Because for a lot of people, the fact that their grip is too strong would be the thing that makes the clubface aim left of the path. So when I make my grip here, I want to ensure that I’ve got a neutral grip rather than a strong grip. So a neutral is going to be two knuckles on the back of my left hand which is my top hand as a right-handed golfer, and the V pointing here to my right shoulder. Then I take my right hand then I bring that in nicely on top.

Either interlinking or overlapping round the back there is no problem there, that doesn’t change and then the V from my right hand should point my chin, somewhere between my chin and my right shoulder. If I have too strong a grip, we would often see too many knuckles on the left hand, maybe even three or four knuckles. The right hand would then fall too far underneath the grip to the right; the V here would be pointing behind my right shoulder, almost to the right side of my body. The resulting action here would have the clubface turning over too much. The clubface would go too far let in relation to the swing path line – I don’t know, but with too much hook again. So if you’ve got too much hook, too much draw spin, too far left, with your iron shots, consider neutralizing your grip and that’s the quick fix to straighten out your hooks
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What is the best fix for a hook? Well first thing we need to define what a hook is. The hook is, generally speaking a golf ball that starts right of target and finishes left of target. The hook is not necessarily a good shot; it will normally finish too far left. And it’s created by a clubface that’s aiming aggressively left in relation to the swing path line. So a swing path that’s probably way out to the right with the clubface that is left of that. Now if we want a quick fix of how to reduce the amount of hooks spin we get on a golf ball, one of the major factors we would look at changing would be the grip. Because for a lot of people, the fact that their grip is too strong would be the thing that makes the clubface aim left of the path. So when I make my grip here, I want to ensure that I’ve got a neutral grip rather than a strong grip. So a neutral is going to be two knuckles on the back of my left hand which is my top hand as a right-handed golfer, and the V pointing here to my right shoulder. Then I take my right hand then I bring that in nicely on top.

Either interlinking or overlapping round the back there is no problem there, that doesn’t change and then the V from my right hand should point my chin, somewhere between my chin and my right shoulder. If I have too strong a grip, we would often see too many knuckles on the left hand, maybe even three or four knuckles. The right hand would then fall too far underneath the grip to the right; the V here would be pointing behind my right shoulder, almost to the right side of my body. The resulting action here would have the clubface turning over too much. The clubface would go too far let in relation to the swing path line – I don’t know, but with too much hook again. So if you’ve got too much hook, too much draw spin, too far left, with your iron shots, consider neutralizing your grip and that’s the quick fix to straighten out your hooks