Adjust To Avoid Shanks Mid-Round

Dr. Joe Parent

Dr. Joe Parent

SwingU Master Faculty, Renowned Mental Game Coach

At some point during a round, you might encounter the dreaded “s-word,” the shanks. You mean to send the ball towards your target, but instead, it heads off in an unexpected direction. Most golfers mistakenly blame this phenomenon on hitting the ball off the toe, but it’s actually struck
on the hosel. 

To take the fear out of hitting another shank out of the equation while playing a round, address it with the ball right at the edge of the club and try to hit it with that toe of the club. 

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