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Pointing The Toe Up Can Fix Your Hook!!

If you have a hook, learning how to find the quickest solution is obviously the best strategy. The interesting part of the golf swing is that the swing will often react to the position of the clubface on the backswing. It will react by changing path and body movement to correct how the clubface is coming into impact. This is the same for a slice as well.

The first step is to make sure the grip is neutral with the v's of your hands pointing at the right shoulder and that the alignment is parallel left of your target. The next element which is quite pivotal in how the swing will function is the position of the clubface at the first position. With someone who hooks the ball, the clubface is generally too closed. When this is the case the clubface will tend to be closed at impact also.

It also affects the path as the more the clubface is closed, the more the path wants to stay flat on the downswing as a way to compensate. The body will do this instinctively. The path will head in a right direction or 'out' path as it's named causing the hook. As mentioned in previous posts that if the clubface is closed to the path line, then the ball will hook left.

The best way to fix this problem is to work on opening the face on the takeaway so that when the club reaches parallel to the ground, the toe of the club is pointed to the sky. You could start by doing 9-3 swings or half swings making sure you accomplish this position. Over time when pointing the toe up, the body will start to react and then re-direct it's path to swing steeper on the downswing or more left. It will also cause you to turn better through the ball as the body knows it needs to rotate to ensure the clubface comes through square.

If you'd like any further help with fixing your hook, just contact myself through David Waters Golf.

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