Zach discusses shanks — how to recognize them, what causes them, and a drill to eliminate them.
There are several types of shanks, but each variation involves the ball catching the hosel:
• Conventional shanks are caused by hitting balls off the right part of the hosel (nearest the club face), sending balls low and right.
• Straight shanks are caused by hitting balls in the center of the hosel, sending balls low and straight. Straight shanks mimic — and are frequently confused with — topping the ball.
• Pull shanks are caused by hitting balls off the left side of the shaft, sending balls left.
Zach demonstrates the Two Ball Drill to eliminate shanks.