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Curing a hook in golf


Check your grip: A strong grip, where both hands are turned too much to the right (for right-handed golfers), can promote a hook. Ensure that your grip is neutral, with the "V" formed by your thumb and index finger pointing towards your right shoulder (for right-handed golfers).


Stance and alignment: Make sure your stance and alignment are correct. Aim your feet, hips, and shoulders parallel to the target line. Misalignment can cause compensations in your swing that lead to a hook.


Swing path: A hook often results from an inside-to-out swing path, where the clubhead approaches the ball from inside the target line and then swings aggressively to the left (for right-handed golfers). Focus on swinging along the target line or slightly from outside to inside


Clubface position: A closed clubface at impact can also cause a hook. Ensure that the clubface is square to your target at impact. Practice hitting shots while focusing on keeping the clubface square through impact.


Weight transfer: Proper weight transfer is crucial in controlling the clubface through impact. Make sure you're shifting your weight smoothly from your back foot to your front foot during the downswing.


Release: Avoid an early release of the club, which can close the clubface too soon and lead to a hook. Delay the release slightly to allow the clubhead to square up at impact.


Practice drills: There are several drills you can use to correct a hook, such as hitting punch shots with a shortened backswing, focusing on a smooth transition from backswing to downswing, and using alignment rods or training aids to monitor your swing path and clubface angle.


Get professional help: If you're struggling to correct your hook on your own, consider seeking help from a golf instructor. A qualified instructor can analyze your swing and provide personalized guidance to fix your hook.


Remember that fixing a hook takes time and practice. Be patient and persistent in implementing these corrections, and you should see improvement over time.


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