How to Avoid the Hook Shot with Your Driver
Anthony Kim is known as one of the long hitters on the PGA Tour. He is famous for gripping down the driver. He said by gripping down on it, he plays his driver around 42 inches.
That's about the length of a normal 5 wood. But he hit it over 300 yards easily.
There are more than a few keys to his long driving. But one of the big reasons why he hit it so long is his commitment to working out. He spends a good portion of his practice time in the gym.
Growing up as a kid, he learned to hit it from the inside the target line with a closed clubface to gain more distance because he was playing against bigger kids.
That's why even after he became a PGA Tour pro, he hit hooks once in a while. In fact, his coach said that his fade swing still hooked about 15 yards.
You won't win a tournament with a shot like that.
To avoid hooks shots with his driver, he does 2 things.
1. He tries to open his clubface face during the first couple of feet of the backswing
2. He tries to keep the club shaft just short of parallel at the top of his swing
He hit it straight or a little fade with those 2 keys with his driver.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker