Golf Tips - Hooking the Ball

By Roland Stafford

If you are topping the ball, don't follow your friend's advice and " keep your head down."

The most common causes of hooking (too much right to left curve on the ball) are a closed club face at the top of the back swing or a bad grip or both. Usually a closed face at the top of the swing is when the back of the right hand is facing the ground when you grip the club. You need to cover the thumb of the left hand. That will keep your right hand working with the club face. The left hand turned too far to the right can also close the face. The club can also get closed at the top of the swing by permitting the left wrist to collapse into a reverse cup position.

The good news about people who hook the ball is they have rotation in their swing. This along with a good grip and good center (the upper front of your torso) movement will go a long way toward good shots. *





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