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Royster1984

Help With Hooking

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Hi guys,

I have recently started struggling with hooking the ball on my longer shots mainly 5i down over. Its not happening all the time but I would say about 30% of my shots with said clubs are a poor low flight hook. The big problem is my course has quite a few tight holes and if I hit one of these. 70% of the time means I'm lucky to get away with a double bogey.

I know without video analysis its gonna be hard to correct but I was hoping someone might have some little advice to get it a little more controlled and help me reduce its drastic effect.

Many Thanks

Anthony

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Your club path may be too much inside, and if its low and starts left then your club face is severely closed at impact.
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Are they starting left of the target and then hooking?

Are the shots off the toe?

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Usually if I'm hooking the ball I can open my clubface a bit and it results in a push-draw, or if you open it too far a straight push or push fade (assuming an in to out path). You could try that but definitely listen to mvmac/iacas if they have any suggestions. They seem particularly good at understanding causes of various problems and how to fix them.
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In my case, it's usually caused by not swinging out to the right enough. Lately I had a few times when I swung the club around my body...Not good..lol

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Are they starting left of the target and then hooking? Are the shots off the toe?

Yeh they start let then hook and have low flight. Normal drive is like 230-240 these goes like 160-170 I think they do also come of toe

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I had an awful case of the hooks come into my swing about halfway through last season. It started on the last nine of a scramble and took me forever to figure out and it was something so minor and fundamental I had a pretty good laugh when I figured it out. No clue how or why I started doing it but gotta love it..lol. I tried every fix I could think of and could find online with no luck and it finally hit me after really thinking about it, I am a righty and my right hand grip was EXTREMELY strong. My left hand was in the neutral position but my right hand was almost completely on the bottom side of the club which cause these nasty snap hooks.

Not saying that's what your problem will be but what I learned quickly is when things like that happen go back to the basics and work your way up. As soon as I got my right hand into a neutral position the hooks were gone and I was hitting my natural fade.

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Yeh they start let then hook and have low flight. Normal drive is like 230-240 these goes like 160-170

I think they do also come of toe

Ok could be a couple things and I'd rather not speculate. I'd recommend posting a swing in the Member Swings forum .

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I started hooking about 9 months ago. I couldn't figure it out and then one day a random stranger teamed up with me asked why I was so far away from the ball. I said I didn't realize I was far away from the ball. I started making an effort to stand more upright. No more hooking. Not saying you are standing far away from the ball. There are probably 20 different reasons why people hook BUT I could have solved my issue much faster if I just recorded my swing.
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cheers for replys guys. Gonna bite the bullet and go and see the pro, give him a couple of hours see if he can get me back on path.

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