If you are struggling to make clean connection with the ball you probably want to know how to cure a shank in golf. Shanking the ball can be a frustrating and often embarrassing moment on the golf course or even the range. A shank is where the ball struggles to get off the ground and heads off sharply to the right. If you continue to play this ugly shot tripe digits on your score card is guaranteed. I remember one of the first times I played a round of golf I shanked the ball often. I would then, feeling I was doing nothing different, hit a beautiful shot. This infuriated me as I would then shank the ball again. The result was me walking off on the 13th hole and going home. A moment I am not proud of, but to keep my sanity it was something I had to do. I told myself I would learn to improve my swing so I could enjoy the game…..and I have. So how do you cure shanks? Follow these golf tips to learn.

1. The first thing you need to check is if you are standing too close to the ball. If you are standing too close to the ball, the centrifugal force of the club in the down swing will cause the club to move outside of the ball. This causes you to hit the ball with the hozzle of the club and that is your shank. Try standing further away from the ball. It may only take an inch or two but this can make a huge difference.

2. Don’t fall towards the ball. If you find yourself falling toward the ball either in the back swing or down swing, this will change the path of the club and cause you to shank the ball. You need to remember that the club face is not all that large. As a result the distance between the sweet spot of the club and the heel of the club is not far. You don’t have to fall very far forwards to cause a shank.

Rectifying either of these 2 problems will hopefully get you on your way to curing the shanks.

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