Golf Tip – Shank

March 25, 2016 Posted by Matt

shankDo you shank your chip shots and pitch shots? One of the most frustrating shots in golf happens when a player shanks a shot.  Unfortunately, this happens quite often.  Even worse, once it happens the first time, it is likely to happen multiple times! On short shots, a shank is usually caused by poor balance.  Is your weight on your heels?  If it is, you are shifting your weight onto your toes as you strike the ball.  You end up striking the ball with the hosel instead of the face of the golf club.  To get rid of the shanks, when you set up, flex your knees and put your weight on the balls of your feet.  Your weight should remain there throughout the swing. If you make this small adjustment you will eliminate those dreaded shank shots!