We all hate hitting a shank. The root cause of it is a weight-shift issue. I’m not talking about the normal weight shift as you swing into the ball, but a weight shift towards the ball. The problems source lies in the feet… and the movement is so miniscule, it’s hard to believe it can be such a problem.
Your ability to keep your balance during your swing has a huge effect on the path your club takes into the ball. Your body weight must be centered on your feet, located close to the blue area in this picture. The simple act of your body weight resting on your heels at address and shifting to the center or even your toes is enough to turn a solid shot into a brutal shank.
Centering your body weight on your feet and maintaining this throughout your swing is imperative to ensuring your swing remains on path, and shank-free.
Still suffering from a shank? Hit balls while standing on a golf shaft that sits under your toes. This will make it nearly impossible for you to move towards the ball into impact.
Give it a shot!