Sorry to confuse
. To help clarify... I am aware that there are different reasons/combination of reasons, why a golfer could shank. What I've found teaching is, most golfers that shank, have an open club face and squaring it greatly improves their problem. Here is some additional info to ponder based on my shanking knowledge: IN GENERAL - What we know: 1. The ball shanks when the ball does not hit the middle of a square club face. 2. The ball shanks when it makes contact partially or all on the hosel of the club, or if it makes contact with the face, when it is so open, the ball slides/spins off the face. 3. We know (if the ball shanks), that more than 50% of the ball must be on the “club face” side of the hosel, or the ball would go left instead (not shank for a right-right hander) 4. We started with the club face squarely behind the ball at setup (or did we? Many times golfers setup to the ball, on or close to the hosel). So, what changed during the swing? This is the problem. Unless you take video, in ultra slow motion, from multiple angles, so you can view impact to see the path, and where the club face/hosel made contact and what the face looked like (how opened or not), what do you change or fix? You’d be guessing. Some GENERAL FIXES (based on my years of teaching/fixing) 1. Maybe we are one of those who setup close to, or partially on the hosel. Have a friend look from behind. Just a bad habit and many golfers do it. Learn what it looks like when the ball is in the middle of the club face. 2. If we started with the club face behind the ball and at impact we hit the hosel… somehow the club moved away from the body. Like… our arms lengthened (hum… maybe our elbows were bent at setup then straightened out due to inertia. Maybe check our arms at setup, to make sure they’re extended, since we use them as a guide 3. Maybe during the backswing we open the club face, and then don’t get it back to square before impact, AND our arms lengthened a bit… BIG trouble. Check your arms at setup and learn to keep the club face square. 4. You start balanced/athletic at setup, but then bend down (tilt) and reach during the downswing. Setup balanced and stay centered during the swing. If you learn to rely on the Shoulders/Body for the swing, the arms/hands don’t take over and change. FYI... I do not teach or advocate trying to manipulate swing path or swing plane. To do so, the arms/hands get involved, and you can never be consistent. Let Large Muscles do the job.
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