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Snap Duck Hook Faults, Fixes and Drills

The snipes, snap, duck hook – whatever you want to call it, it’s a frustrating and damaging shot that usually plagues better players. Snaps can creep up with nearly any club in your bag, but is most common with longer clubs like your driver to 5-iron. The shot, for right-handers, starts low and left and hooks further left with plenty of speed and running power. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common causes of the snap hook, and give you some great drills to try and fix it.

What causes a snap hook?

A snap hook is caused by one thing: over-active wrists into impact. There are many causes for over-active wrists however, so have a look at the list below to see if any of these faults sound familiar for your swing.

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A common cause of a hooked tee-shot is over-active wrists in the downswing. Practicing hitting knock down shots is really effective at reducing wrist movements. To properly perform this shot, you need to keep the clubface square to the target line as long as possible. Practicing hitting knock downs while focusing on trying not to be wristy. You’ll be impressed at how effective it is at fixing a hook. Read More →

Although statistics say 90% of golfer’s slice the ball… that leaves 10% of us that either hook or can hit it straight. Oddly enough, throughout my lessons, I see many beginner golfers who suffer from a hook. Although, yes, on occasion the fix can be as simple as ensuring the player starts with the clubface square at address, or their shafts are too whippy… but this is not always the case. I want to talk about some common causes of a the hook, that specifically affect beginners. For you better players who suffer from a hook… this post will surely help you’re games out as well. Read More →