Originally Posted by Micah
**** what the LSU guy says and swing however you want because what it really boils down to is squaring the club face upon impact which will ensuure a straight shot and good ball striking ability. Look at Jim Furyk....ugly swing but squares up on impact.
I actually think it's sound advice that geauxforbroke gave him. You can "fix" your problem with a bandaid where you just modify a couple setup things and ignore your swing faults, or you can go in and fix the actual swing that's the root of the problem.
Also, a square clubface does NOT "ensure a straight shot and good ball striking". You can hit massive hooks and slices with a square clubface all day if your swing path isn't straight through the ball. You can also hook the ball with an open face (relative to the target, not your swingpath), and slice it with a closed clubface (again relative to the target).
Now, if you are talking about a square clubface relative to the swingpath, he will hit straight shots all day. That doesn't mean that those straight shots will go where he is aiming (they go where the swingpath and clubface were aiming), nor does it automatically improve ballstriking. What if he hits it fat or thin a couple times a round? Is he still an exceptional ballstriker because he has a square clubface?
Finally, to the original poster, please do post a swing video in the "Member Swings" section. Iacas and Mvmac are both highly qualified to look at it and give a few suggestions if they have time. In addition we can then see if you are coming from too far from the inside to cause your hook, or if you just have a very shut clubface. Each of those would have a different fix that allows you to fix the cause in the swing rather than only trying to fix your hook.