How To Stop Making The Shanks On A Golf Course

The golf shank is perhaps one of the most embarrassing shots that you can ever find yourself making, and it is actually something that you need not worry about ever. Interestingly enough a golf shank is one of those things that can happen to anyone in the world, even the best of players in the world will struggle with this from time to time. So embarrassing is the golf shank that most of the players who go through it will never even mention it to anyone. Well, a fault is a fault and however much you shut up about it, people will have probably seen it and there is nothing you can do to stop them from talking about it. As a matter of fact with this age of social media, there is a good chance that you will already be a discussion topic somewhere in the world.

To understand the shank, this is just but a common swinging problem. It does not matter who you are, it can happen to everyone out there, even Tiger Woods. In order to stop hitting those shanks and get yourself back to hitting some proper balls, it is important for you to focus on the following tips and you will be good to go.


This is perhaps one of the most important things that you need to work on if you really are interested in making sure that you do not struggle with the shanks anymore. It might sound so easy, but rest assured that it is not. Most of the time people get so tense when they are about to hit the ball, and the effect of this tension is translated to their swing. By relaxing you are able to ensure that you get the proper grip on the iron, eyes on the ball and a free swing, which will certainly get you a good shot, and cure the shanks.

Back away from the ball

Once again, another tip that really sounds easy, but you will be surprised how many people really get to achieve this. Before you strike the ball, make sure that you take a step back and have more weight set on your heels. The importance of this is that it allows you enough room for your hands to do their magic on the swing, hence a really good shot.

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