Learn how to cure a shank and other golf tips for beginners in this free instructional video series on golf technique and curing your golf swing.
we're searching for the secret of golf. Within your search, if you start hitting the most dreaded shot in golf -- which is the shank, where the ball is not hitting the club face, but the shaft and it goes way off to the right, for the right-handers -- it's usually because of one reason and one reason alone. I've cured many people with this one tip. The reason that the ball is shanked, most of the time, is that when the club is coming into the ball, the club face is opening and there's so little club face, that the shaft is where the center of the club was, and that's why it goes there. And the tip that cures it almost every time is to think about closing that club face as it comes into the ball. Turn your hands over. Turn your right hand over. Close that club face. Think of making the toe come into that ball before the heel. And that cures it almost every time. While searching, if this shot happens to crop its ugly head, when you come into that ball, turn your hands over. Get the toe of the club to get to that ball before the heel. Turn it over. Turn it over early. Turn it over early, and you will make your shank to the right become a nice hook.