How to Get Rid of the Shanks

There’s one word you never want to hear on the golf course: shank. Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Jason Guss shows you how to solve the shanks.

Released on 7/14/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Guss

Transcript

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There's one S word you don't ever
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want to hear on the golf course.
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(bleep)
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(upbeat music)
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The problem is, you're shanking the golf ball.
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The ball's going straight to the right off the club face.
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The cause?
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Maybe you're unaware where the golf ball's
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striking the face.
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Most students I see actually think the ball's
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hitting the toe instead of the heel.
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So, what I want to do is give you a simple little tip
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to help you fix that shank.
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(laughing) I just shanked my pants.
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I want you to tee up a golf ball,
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and then you're gonna take another tee
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and put it just on the inside of the hosel on the ground.
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Now, why is this important?
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Well, that's important because it's
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gonna help you hit the ball more on the toe of the club,
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which is the exact opposite of where you've been hitting it.
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So, we're gonna do a couple rehearsals.
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We're gonna feel the toe of the club
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hit the ball and the heel of the club
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hit the tee, and then, we're gonna make a swing.
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(whacking)
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This is gonna train you to hit it
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a little bit more on the toe.
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Now, I'm not saying I want you to hit it on the toe,
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but a little off-center hit towards the toe
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is a lot more forgiving than that shank shot.
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So, try this drill at home, and I guarantee you
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you'll stop shanking in no time.
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If this drill helped cure your shanks,
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please feel free to comment below.
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You can follow us at @golfdigestmag or
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you can follow me, Jason Guss @jasongussgolf.
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Shanks for watching.
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(digital upbeat music)
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