Golf Hook- Learn Everything About Golf Shot

At golf hook shot is a swing fault where the golf ball flight starts out to the right of the target (for a right-handed golfer) before curving severely back to the left of the target. The other type of golf hook shot that golfers encounter is the pull hook which is a golf hook shot that starts left and curves farther left. The opposite ball flight of the golf hook shot is a slice shot.

When the golf ball is hooking to the left from the right, it is said to be curving in a right-to-left ball motion. Therefore, the golf ball is spinning in a counter-clockwise direction.

How can you fix your golf pull hook or golf hook shot? Here are a few key golf tips to fix both the golf pull hook shot and golf hook shot.

Golf Pull Hook Fault

Ball Flight

The golf pull hook starts left and curves farther left.

Causes of Golf Pull Hook

Grip is too strong (i.e., your grip is rotated too far to the right on golf club grip. Ensure that when you look down on your completed grip, you see only two knuckles (forefinger and middle finger) of left hand and that Vs formed from the creases of forefingers and thumbs of both hands point between right shoulder and right ear
At impact, the clubface of your club is excessively closed which creates counter-clockwise spin on the ball.
Swingpath is out-to-in or in-square-in combined with a closed clubface.

Golf Hook Fault

Ball Flight

The hook is a shot that starts right of target and curves left of target.

Causes of Golf Hook

Body is aligned too far right of the target.
Grip is too strong (i.e., your grip is rotated too far to the right on golf club grip. Ensure that when you look down on your completed grip, you see only two knuckles (forefinger and middle finger) of left hand and that Vs formed from the creases of forefingers and thumbs of both hands point between right shoulder and right ear
At impact, the clubface of your club is closed.
Swingpath is too in-to-out and when combined with a closed clubface, this type of swingpath creates counter-clockwise spin on the ball.

How to Fix the Golf Hook Shot

To fix either the golf pull hook or golf hook shot, follow these quick golf tips:

1.Check your alignment and make sure you are aligned parallel to the target line. To help visualize, think of standing on railway line.
2.Use a neutral grip.
3.Swing down the target linenot out-to-in.
4.Ensure that your clubface is square at impact perform a few practice swings to check club face position.