Thanks bro. Yeah I understand the advice that he's given me won't help me overnight it's just this frustrating feeling that I can hit balls without hoping that I won't shank it and almost hit the guys further down the range. It's irritating. I can deal with hitting fat shots or thin shots within every 5 but shanks are the most annoying and discouraging miss hits in the world, and it almost feels like they are chronic lol.
Dude, then STOP SHANKING THE BALL.
Now, let me expand on what I mean by that - even though I believe I said things like this in the "5S of Effective Practice" thread - If you shank at an 80% swing, why not try a 60% swing? Both speed and length? If you shank at that, why try anything faster? Why not try 50%? 40%? Why keep practicing FAILING?
Your practice swing video was at 80% speed or so, and full backswing length. WHY?
I get that it's frustrating. But practice effectively and correctly and it won't be. It makes absolutely no sense to practice at a level where you fail more often than you succeed.
You get the sweet spot well outside the golf ball. You come over the top and when you don't pull the sweet spot in fast enough, you don't pull the hosel in fast enough, and blammo, you shank. It's as simple as that… so just STOP SHANKING THE BALL.
And the context is above. Practice at a level (speed, length) where you hit solid shots and make good - CHANGED - motions. Practice SUCCESS, not failure.