HOW TO BEAT THE SHANKS
Golfers shank because 1) they stand too close to the ball, 2) come over the top in the downswing, 3) bring the club down on too shallow a swing plane away from the body, and 4) poor balance where a golfer’s weight moves on to the toes in the downswing. To correct a shank, you need to 1) stand further away from the ball, 2) swing the club more from the inside into the ball, aiming to hit it towards the toe, 3) make sure your shaft plane does not point outside the ball going back and coming down. You must feel your hands are closer to your body in the downswing, and 4) keep your weight more towards your heels. Make sure your head is steady to maintain balance.