Fixing The Shanks
One of the worst feelings on the golf course is hitting a brilliant tee shot then shanking an approach shot with an iron, consequently ruining a good score and breaking confidence.
Many golfers feel frustrated with their irons shots because they make contact with the inside part of the golf club called the hosel (aka The Shank). When this happens the ball will shoot directly to the right or fail to get in the air, make a high pitched sound off the face, feel horrible in the hands and lack any distance. These shots usually tend to happen when a golfer is making less than a full swing and can even show up in chip shots close to the green.
There are various reasons for a shanked shot, but the focus of this video is on the most common tendency: swinging the club flat in the backswing and off plane.