SuprSi wrote: »
I'm 6'4" and use regular shafts, had them fitted in December and they're perfect. Whether I have long arms or what, there was no need for me to have longer shafts. I'm also prone to the very odd shank and for me it is as Rikand said - a forward sway of my hips that stops my hips from turning, causing early release (look it up online, there's loads of videos about it) which in turn causes me to swing from the inside and move towards the ball.
But you can really only shank the ball if you're moving closer to it during the swing.
SuspectZero wrote: »
As the title suggests, I've got a dose of the dreaded shanks and like all struggling golfers, I want to blame the clubs so I'm just wondering if I'm onto something or in fact I'm the problem? A bit of backstory. I was a decent junior player and got down to 11 at my best at age 15 before I packed it in for a few years, I came back for a little bit in my early 20's but didn't last long as the shanks popped up from day one and it just became unbearable to play when I couldn't even break 105. Ive made a few attempts again over the years to start again since but always the same result, its not even the case of a few shanks a round, pretty much everytime I have an iron in my hand, it comes off the hosel. The face of the club closes really forcefully on impact, enough that it twists in my grip at times no matter how tight I grip it. I went out yesterday and hit a few balls and noticed if I leaned down on the toe of the club at address, I cut down on the number of shanks massively but my arms felt very high and rigid and I was sacrifing a lot of distance so I'm wondering if the length or lie angle of my irons could be the reason for my shanking?
Was using the same clubs from my junior days which are full length callaway x18 pros. It's also probably important to note that I'm 6'3 these days. Any input welcome and appreciated!