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July 21, 2021
Fixing a bad hook
Why do golfers hit bad hooks? It may have nothing to do with their shoulders or arms. Rather, the right hand could be the culprit: it rolls over the left hand through the impact area. (The inverse applies for lefties.) Some golfers have a goal of staying "behind the ball" until the moment of impact and then crushing that tee shot (or fairway shot) with a powerful delayed release. A good goal, but it cannot be accomplished by rotating your hands at the last possible moment. Instead, just let the club do the work and keep the clubface square to the ball at impact. Your hands will act naturally through impact and not spoil the arc of the shot.
Source: Golflink.com, June 20, 20213