How to Fix a Golf Shank With the Right Arm Position

How to Fix a Golf Shank With the Right Arm Position

Let's talk about fixing a shank. In all probability, when you are coming into the golf ball, you have your arms too far out in front of you. As the handle moves out towards the golf ball that drops the head of the club too far to the inside.

Why You Shank the Ball (and How to Fix It)

You can see that if I get my arms out in front I have taken away all the room I need to get the clubhead to the inside of part of the golf ball. To fix your shank try bringing your hands in closer to your right leg on the downswing, that will help deliver the golf club on an inside path to the ball.

I will demonstrate one for you. You can see how the club comes from the inside and then circles back around to the inside on the through-swing. If you are shanking, keep your hands towards the inside, close to your right leg, that will help deliver the golf club right square to the back of the golf ball.

Category: Shank & Toe Shots
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands, Downswing
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Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.


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