Start a Free 7-Day Trial

Get access to 900+ instructional videos
No credit card required
Tyler Ferrell is the only person in the world named to Golf Digest's list of Best Young Teachers in America AND its list of Best Golf Fitness Professionals in America. Meet your new instructor.

Click here to join now and get full access.


There are a handful of major causes of shanking. They are:

  • Early Extention
  • Open Clubface
  • High Forearm Plane
  • Trail Arm Straight Too Soon
  • Standing Too Close to the Golf Ball

There are a handful of ways that golfers develop this swing pattern. The general theme is things that make the path shallow and the clubface open. To find out the details of why you're shanking the ball, look at your swing and run through the checklist to determine the true cause.

Playlists: Fix Your Shank

Tags: Poor Contact, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

Click here to start your free 7 day trial. No credit card required.