Shake off shanks

Presenting the hosel to the ball at impact, causing the dreaded shank, can be caused by a number of swing faults. The most common of these is the hands and forearms being far too active in the takeaway, rolling the club away on the inside and opening the clubface excessively.

A great way to start the swing and help shake of the shanks is to start the swing with the shoulders, keeping the club more out in front of you, as TG Elite Pro Rob Watts explains in this golf video tip.

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