Tip From the Archives

Hooking It


You have been hooking your shots. When you try to adjust your aim to compensate, you see the ball hook even worse than before.


Remember to prevent any excessive head movement. Your swing will be too flat if you allow your head to move too far behind the ball, causing a hook. Sometimes golfers will hook the ball if their hands are rotated too much around the grip, causing them to close the clubface at impact. Double check your grip and make sure both of the V shapes formed by your thumbs and forefingers are pointing towards your trailing shoulder.


You might be taking the club too far inside and around your body, keeping the clubhead too low during the backswing. To check if this is causing your hook, stop your swing at the top of your backswing. The shaft should be over your shoulder and not too far behind it.

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