Is Your Ball Hooking?

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How can I stop my ball from hooking?

Is Your Ball Hooking?

If your ball is hooking, you are probably hitting it with a closed clubface. Check yourself out before you hit the ball. Take a look at your grip. The “V” configurations in each hand should be pointing over your right shoulder. But if they are pointing too far to the right, this means that your grip is too strong, causing a closed face when you hit the ball, and resulting in a hook.
If you still can't see anything wrong with your grip, loosen it a bit by gradually moving both hands to the left. Or is your stance the problem? Check that, too. Your feet, knees, hips, and shoulders should be parallel to the target line. Also check your ball address. If the ball is too far back when you hit it, this could be producing an excessive in-to-out swingpath. Your wrists are another key to the problem. If your left wrist is too relaxed at impact, your right wrist will take over, causing the clubface to close too early.

   

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