InstructionJuly 18, 2016

You Can Hit A Hook On Command

These set-up tips will teach you how to work the ball to the left.

The majority of the time, you should be trying to hit the ball straight. There’s no need to make the game more complicated, but every once in a while, you’re going to be in a situation where it’d be really useful to be able to hit a hook.

Believe it or not, making the ball move in one direction or the other isn’t rocket science. We’re not saying you’re going to be able to hit a baby draw whenever you want, or a power fade off every tee –- but if you do find yourself in a pinch, you can hit this hook.

Hank Haney says, “To make the ball hook, move it back slightly in your stance, close the face a few degrees and make your grip stronger, turning both hands away from the target.”

If you're right handed, your address position should look like this:

A note of warning from Haney: Make sure you’re adjusting your aim. “Most golfers don’t change their aim enough, and end up hitting the obstacle or curving past the target.”


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