How to Correct a Hook in Your Golf Swing

Golfers prone to hooks (shots that start right and finish left) tend to have too much hand action and not enough body movement in their golf swings. This drill can help you correct the problem if you tend to hook the ball.

1Adopt your regular stance.

Position your legs, shoulders, feet, and so on like you normally do before a swing.

2Turn your whole body until you’re looking directly at the target.

Stay in your stance, just facing a new direction.

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3Twist your upper body to the right until you can set the clubhead behind the ball.

Don’t move your feet!

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4Swing the club back.

Remember to maintain proper form in your swing.

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5Turn your body in concert with the club when you swing at the ball.

Turning hard to the left prevents your hands from becoming overactive.

6Follow through in your stroke (still not moving your feet).

Your ball flight becomes a gentle fade (slight slice).

7After about 20 shots, hit some balls from your normal stance.

Reproduce the feel of this drill, and you’ll be on your way to eliminating that nasty hook.