What causes iron shanks?

If you’re slicing the ball a lot, you’re coming over the top. If you consistently hit more of a hook, you come from the inside. In any case, shanks are caused solely by the path of your swing and they have nothing to do with the angle of your clubface at impact.

What is iron shank?

A shank is when a player hits the ball and misses the iron clubface instead making contact with the hosel of the club. This makes the ball shoot off to the right and barely go any distance at all.

Why am I hitting shanks with irons?

What causes the shank to happen? The shank happens because the clubface is closed and the toe of the club hits into the ground producing a long, skinny divot. Again, the shank happens because the club is dramatically shut at impact NOT open.

Why does Webb Simpson Shank?

When the arc narrows excessively, Simpson is forced to do one of two things; straighten his body, resulting in poor contact and also to swing the club away from his body in order to make room for the through swing. As the arms move out, the hosel of the club presents itself to the ball and, hey presto, a shank results.

Why do we shank our golf irons?

Good question this one, why we shank our golf irons. Now at some point in most people’s golfing career, they will go through a phase of catching the shanks. And the golf shanks are a breed of shots that are hit from the heel part of the golf club.

Are You shanking iron from the fairway?

This week’s tip comes from Top 100 Teacher Mark Blackburn of Blackburn Golf at Greystone Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala. Do you ruin a few holes every round with a frusrating iron shank from the fairway? We can help. You’re most likely shanking because you’re casting and hitting the ball off the hosel. Here’s how to stop it.

What is the golf shank?

The golf shank may be the most dreaded shot in the game. You think you’ve got a good shot lined up, then the ball flies low and to the right. Now you’re off course, you’re irritated, and you just wasted stroke. So what can you do? What causes the golf shank, and how can you avoid it on your next round?

How do you hit an iron without shanking it?

Line up your club’s neck/hosel up with the ball at address. During your downswing, try and make contact with the toe of the iron club. At impact keep your hands closer to your body. If you’re hitting it near the toe, you have no chance of shanking since it is so far away from the hosel.