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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Martin Hall's Hook Stopper (Video)

I do a lot more tips for slicers than hookers simply because there seem to be more of them on golf courses. (Okay, that doesn't sound quite right but we'll press on. ;-) Anyway, this Night School video from Martin Hall has a very simple way to help stop your unwanted hooks.

As you know by now, I love simple fixes... and the simpler, the better. The more complicated a "fix" is, the less likely it is that you'll be able to repeat it. But this grip tip is wonderfully simple. I'll even call it pure genius!

If you hold the club shaft parallel to the ground in your trailing hand and make sure that the face of the club looks straight up at the sky -- Martin says the grooves are parallel to the ground, which means the same thing and it's just a matter of which thought helps you get the face in the correct position -- if you hold the club this way and THEN take your lead hand grip so the back of that hand also faces the sky, you'll get a weaker grip.

And a weaker grip makes you less likely to flip the clubface at impact and hook the ball.

So if you're hooking the ball and yet can't stop using a strong grip, this is a very simple tip to help you get a weaker grip on the club and do it consistently. Consistency is always the key to a permanent fix; if you can't do something the same way every time, you can't correct the problem.

Yes, I love simple tips. And this is a great one if you have trouble with a chronic hook.

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