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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