in my short golfing career, less than 3 years, i have developed the shanks 3 times.
the first time i was around the 19 handicap bracket, tried a few swing changes that worked for a wee while and managed to improve my ball striking. however a few days later i got a terrible case of the shanks. as i worked my way through it (approx 3 weeks) i managed to shake it off and got myself to a 14 handicap.
the second time was similar, a few tweeks to the swing for improvement which worked and again, a few days later, boom! shanksville. once i got by that dose, my game massively improved, ball contact was superb, could shape shots and distance increased massively. got down to around 8 handicap and regularly broke 80 on my course which is par 72.
this is the 3rd time. again brought on by trying to move to the next level. went to the range and for the first 30 or so balls everything was great. then it happened again. if you stood next to me on the range just now you would think it was the 1st time i had ever swung a club.
what the **** is going on??
is this normal for someone who is improving?