Helluvashanker

Viral shanks extravaganza

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Hello all. I'm new here. I'll get to introduction and small talk soon. For now, please, I'm in dire straits. I've been told by respectable instructors my main cause of errors (shanking being the major) is I swing too far from the inside with a closed clubface. I've worked hard on correcting my grip. It was way too strong and now it's basically neutral slightly strong. However, the famous shank drill where you place an object, board , head cover, etc., just outside the ball to where if you move the club head forward you hit the object...well, today at the range I was hitting shank after shank ....all irons....AND NEVER TOUCHING THE BOARD! Please guys! What am I doing wrong!! It's destroying my game!

I welcome any advice! This is devestating!

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"Old mans remedy", Stand a little further from the ball and aim off the toe of the club for immediate solution, then check with the Pro.

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On 26/08/2016 at 11:51, TheLyth said:

"Old mans remedy", Stand a little further from the ball and aim off the toe of the club for immediate solution, then check with the Pro.

I agree.

Edited by Viper

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Thanks for responding guys but perhaps I didn't make my problem clear. I shank the ball without hitting the board. Therefore my shanking is not from moving my club further away than it was at address. I am miraculously introducing the hosel to the ball first be it violently open or closed club face. I've even used a styrofoam block and marked it so that any contact with the block would be noticeable. I shank the ball yet the block sitting just past the toe of the club remains exactly in its place, never touched.

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did this all the time, was given two tips that worked.

1 - pretend you have a football between your thighs and you cannot let it drop whilst you are taking the shot.

2- at the driving range close your shoulder up so it is nearly touching the side of you jaw, it re- alines you.

hope they help

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what he said was if when you are are on the driving range bring your aiming shoulder in [for you it would your right???] so it is almost touching your neck/jaw. hit about 20 balls like that then go back to normal stance, basically where that should is aiming at the bottom of your swing is where your ball will go so you need that muscle memory. if your shoulder to too open you will shank. its a body/culb thing ment to destroy your mind lol

also do you have small hands as that as a big problem with shanking due to the size for your grips.

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