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Tip no. 6 - Curing the Hook
with Pachesham Golf Academy

A shot that seems to have a mind of its own, and despite its reputation as "the good golfer's fault", even the best players in the world hate a hook. Follow these simple tips and get it back on the straight and narrow.

Please note: all lessons refer to right-handed golfers

For many golfers a hook shot can be a consistent nightmare on the golf course.

This shot is usually caused by the club face being closed throughout the swing due to a poor grip.

A 'strong' hold on the club with more than 3/4 knuckles showing on the left hand and the right hand underneath the shaft will often cause this closed club face position.

Although grip changes can feel awkward at first, the grip needs to be neutral in order to control the flight.

If you are hooking the ball, check that the lines created by the thumb and forefinger on both hands point between the chin and right shoulder.

A hookers grip will point more at the right hip.


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