I am teaching my friend to play golf and we are going to a lot of Par 3 courses. We also hit the range a lot. I have no troubles on the range and seem to hit most shots well and how I want them to fly, normally a high draw.
When we hit the short course though, all sorts of problems arise. Mostly I shank the ball. COMPLETE SHANK. Right off the hosel... This problem only arises on short holes, and not long Par 4s and 5s so I know it is not the pressure of actually playing getting to me.
Any ideas on why this could be? I found that I go into these holes with the mindset to take nice and easy swings but the shanks come right out.