There is only one reason to Shank the ball (Hit the ball on the shank, or shaft/open face): You rolled the club face open with your hands (on the backswing), and you did not get it back to square by impact!
Easy fix!… keep your hands out of the golf swing and let Large Muscles do the work. Or, keep the club face square the entire swing. Watch
Course Management… what’s that? Well, a big part of the battle in golf is making the right decisions. What club to use, what line to choose etc. I was playing with another pro-friend one day and there was a hazard that crossed the fairway about 180 yds. in front of us. I took a club that I thought would go about 175 yds. and the ball ended Continue reading “If you’re gonna “Lay-Up”, “Lay-Up””
In a nut shell… most golfers have no idea that the Lower Body holds or resists on the backswing. This gives the Shoulders something to wind up against to create torque. If the lower body slides towards the back foot on the takeaway, there is no Anchor to wind up against. If you slide, your chances of sliding back to where you started are almost nil. Or worse, the hips are allowed to start the backswing (ouch), that is like the middle of a spring trying to wind itself.
The golf swing is much easier when you learn to resist with the lower body, while you use your shoulders to wind your arms and club around your spine. This takes some work and practice, but the result will be your downswing is awesome, powerful, repeatable, consistent and easy.