Originally Posted by hopefulhacker
Hey Abu, sorry to hear that you you're disappointed with the round. I'm not worried about you though, you seem like a guy that will work harder as a result, so in the end you'll get more positives out of today than negatives.
IMO, the range and the course are different animals... There's a lot of "safety" at the range as opposed to the course.
E.g it's easy to move on from a bad shot at the range. On the course, it's hard to get that bad shot out of your head.
Or another e.g, You can aim at targets at the range but there isn't the same fear as on the course.
Don't get too frustrated, it takes time for the range work to filter onto the course. The more rounds you can get in the better. Just try to thrust that it'll come good.
I wouldn't even try to guess what caused the S***ks (you should never say or type that word :) )
I've been focusing on Keys 1-3 this past month and started to get a dose of the S***ks, I found that I was setting up too far forward at address (left shoulder past left foot) and I was also too aggressive with my "left knee down and towards the target".
Maybe you tried to force these a bit today?
Don't answer that :)
That's just what happened me, it could be loads of different things.
There'll be better days ahead on the course for you, that's the beauty of golf
Well the one criteria for the shank is that it hits the hosel of the club. So what causes this, well the path has to shift to a point that the hosel hits the ball. So lets think about how that happens.
1) A golfer could stand to close to the ball. @Abu3baid's posture looks good, so we can probably throw this out.
2) If the golfer is working on a swing path from inside to out, specifically trying to push the clubhead to the right then that can bring the hosel in if it gets over exaggerated to much. With this, I would put it down as lesson woes with a swing change and hopefully the golfer can get the clubhead back to the ball as the swing gets better and more consistent. Even Erik has said that he's hit some shanks while practicing movements, but on video those movements were the best position he wants to be in. So he trusts himself to be able to get clubhead to ball in the end.
3) A golfer has an over the top move to the point that the clubhead gets outside the ball and the path brings the hosel into play. So both inside out and outside in can bring the hosel into play. Usually the fix for this is to try to get the path less over the top, get the clubhead coming more from the inside, even if it drops the clubhead more on a neutral swing path.
As for @Abu3baid, I would continue to just work on the swing and see if it corrects it over time. You are making some DRASTIC changes to your swing. So, growing pains are apart of that. I think I will be having my own soon. The golf simulator at Golfsmith had me hitting big hooks. I mean the numbers were like 60-70 yards left. So, I might be overdoing my swing path a bit, or need to adjust the clubface. At least its good sign that the ball starts right and dives left, I want a push draw, so I can work with that. I also noticed I was hitting the heel of the driver a few times. So my point number 2 there. Swinging outward aggressively can bring the hosel into play.