Say Goodbye to Your Golf Shanks

Say Goodbye to Your Golf Shanks

Posted in the Golf Forum

Since: Dec 12


#1 Jan 6, 2013
Many golfers, especially amateurs, believe that being able to consistently hit a ball in the same way is impossible. Of course, they don't mind the occasional slices, hooks, pushes, etc. But, no one wants to shoot a shank shot. At best this usually results in a shot that is not very good. At worst, your friends will make fun of you forever. No one likes this, so here are a few things that will help your swing.

While a hook or slice can cause problems, it is a problem many golfers experience at some point. Most golfers will have understanding and compassion for these common mistakes with best golf clubs. The golf "shank" is another story and will often have your buddies snickering behind your back. The shank is truly the most embarrassing and aggravating of all the golf errors you could make. Take the time now to learn how to avoid hitting a shank.

First, these are mainly physical at first, then after you start seeing them happen over and over again and you cannot get rid of them it becomes mental. They get stuck in your head and they make you want to throw things, hit things, and maybe even quit golf for good. This is not fun and it is not something you have to go through. There are ways to understand the shanks and the first part is to understand that you need to refer to them as something else, like the sillies.

Make sure that you are in a comfortable stance with the knees slightly bent, weight even distributed and your back straight. Your swing should be a basic back and forth motion. Turn your hips around your spine and keep your head still. Your arms will follow because of the athletic stance that you have put yourself in. Think of bringing your left knee towards the ball while keeping the weight on the inside of your right leg.

If you are unable to maintain the proper golf swing, you may need to utilize a golf swing aid to get your body used to the correct swing plane, grip, stance or swing mechanics. After practicing with the golf swing aid for a few hours each day, your brain will "remember" how the swing "feels" when you hit the ball with callaway diablo octane. The golf swing aid will point you in the right direction, or allow you to hold the club properly. After a while, you will be able to drop the swing aid, and be able to swing at the ball with the corrected form.

Try to keep your swing easy and hit the first tee on target and completely miss the outside tee. If you hit both tees then you are still pushing the taylormade r11 for sale out and away from you. You need to keep on practicing until you only hit the first tee with every shot, and thus eliminating the shank with consistent and consecutive in-to-out swing paths.

Golf shanking is something that you can cure, so do not ever become too discouraged if you hit a few shanks at the driving range or on the golf course. Just remember these few tips, and you will be well on your way to playing better golf.

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