Friday the 13th: Clarke shanks pitch on 13
Darren Clarke shanks his pitch on the 13th hole during the second round of the 2015 Tshwane Open.
Morning Drive: Avoid the dreaded shank
In this preview of School of Golf, Martin Hall shows you some tips and trick to avoid shanking the ball. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.
Full swing: Avoiding the shank
Jim Williams shows you what causes a shank and how to avoid that dreaded shot.
The Golf Fix: Perfect Chips and Pitches
Michael Breed, host of ‘The Golf Fix’ tells you how to set up to hit the perfect chip shots and pitches. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google play
Don't fear the shank, just eliminate it from your game
SwingFix instructor Tyrus York teaches you the cure for the dreaded shank with three simple drills.
Golf Fix: Get rid of the shanks
Michael Breed, host of ‘The Golf Fix,’ has a drill to show you how to improve iron play and make better contact. Click HERE for more Golf Fix content. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google playyou can see that the hosel of the club is leading the leading edge . So, if you have the clubface open, you're gonna hit the ball in the hosel very many times. If I take the clubface and I close it, you can see that the contact point on that golf ball is way ahead of where the hosel is right there. In other words, the easiest way for you to understand this is, when the clubface is shut, you're removing the hosel from the golf ball . So, what I want you to do is, I want you to figure out how to shut the face. Now, many times, the way to shut the face is to feel that that trail- that the wrist of the trail hand is like that. When you take the club back, if you're wrist is like this, you've got a better than average chance of hitting a shank. You take your wrist and you get it in that position right there, now, the clubface is gonna be shut. Now, when you come down into that ball, you could see the face of the club is gonna be shut there, and you'll get the hosel away from the golf ball . So, what I want you to do is, I want you to make some swings where you take the club back and
The Golf Fix: The Shanks, the Noodle
Michael Breed answers a viewer's Facebook question on how to part ways with golf shanks. Check out Breed's tip on how to play good golf with an open club face by utilizing a foam noodle that kids use in the pool. This is a very affordable and helpful way to get rid of the shanks. Click HERE for more Golf Fix content. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google playyou're gonna lay this down just like that. We're gonna put a golf ball in here. Now, likely what's happening with your swing is as follows. When you're coming down, you've got an open club face. How you're getting the open club face is anybody's guess. You might be rolling it. You might have a bad grip. There's all kinds of different things. But you can still play good golf with an open club face and a lot of players have. Jack Nicklaus played a little bit of a fade his life. Bruce Lietzke one of the best players to be consistent without a lot of practice, consistent, played open face golf. So you can play open face golf. What we wanna do though is we never wanna be in a situation where we've got, hey Savvy, if I can get a down line shot here. I never wanna play golf where I have the club head at any time on the far side of the garget line, okay? So if you're playing
The Golf Fix E-Mail Bag: Keeping Your Body Leveled
Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix, shows you a drill that will aid you in keeping the lower body balanced in the golf swing.not. So, we're doing some stuff for you right here on the Golf Channel website, golfchannel.com. Send e-mail to email@example.com. Here we go, Andrew, Los Angles, I have a tendency to dip my right shoulder on my downswing with my irons causing me to hit the ball fat and left. To compensate, I start raising my upper body on my downswing, producing a high short fade or worse a shank. Huh. What can I do to keep my shoulders leveled through the swing? Alright Andrew, shank is a bad word. In fact, I hate even saying it. It gives me the shivers. Here's the deal, your upper body is losing its level through the hit because the lower body is riding out from under you. In other words, when I take my lower body and I go like this, my upper is gonna drop back to staying balanced. It's a counterbalance act. So, if I send 40 pounds of weight this way, 40 pounds of weight is gonna go on the opposite direction , so I don't tilt over here, okay? Well, what happens is-- is that when you go like this and you stay up here like this, now what happens is you're gonna hit that shank. That hustle is gonna end up getting out towards the ball and then you're gonna hit a shank, alright? And you said it, not me. Here's what I want you to do. I want you to keep your lower body more leveled. If the lower body stays leveled here, the upper body is gonna stay leveled, alright? And it's a simple drill. All you're gonna do is just put your feet together like this and hit some balls like that. Now, eventually what's gonna happen to you is you'll get out of this glide with the hips like that and your upper body is gonna end up staying on top of the lower body right there. After you've gotten to a point where you can