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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Butch Harmon on the Shanks (Video)

Here's a Golf Digest video where Butch Harmon gives a drill for eliminating a shank. You can get that drill from the video. I'm posting this because he explains why you shank.

And it's not for the reason you think.



Here's the deal: You think you're shanking because the clubface is open... but Butch says you've got the clubface CLOSED. When the face closes down, the toe digs into the ground and makes a skinny trench that drags the hosel closer to the ball. And most people try to fix it by closing the clubface even more (because they think the face is open), and that just makes it worse.

To fix a shank, you have to learn how to leave the clubface a bit open at impact, which typically means you hit the ball slightly from the inside. There are a number of drills that will teach you that, Butch is just showing you one way.

But you can't fix a problem if you don't know why you have it. And if you shank the ball, now you know why.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.golfchannel.com/video/askbreed-why-do-i-hit-shanks-when-trying-keep-it-low/

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