First, we have to clarify the term “ duck hook ” or “snap hook ”. Basically, a duck hook is when the ball turns sharply and quickly into the ground shortly after impact. For the right-handed player, a duck hook starts straight for a few feet or yards, and then dives to the left.
“A severe hook shot, usually caused by a closed club face, that ‘ ducks ‘ sharply to the ground, before running away to the golfer’s left. Also known as a snap hook .” Golfers who hit a draw on regular shots (how I remember those halcyon days fondly), are the most likely to develop a duck hook .
If the clubface is dramatically closed relative to your swing path when you contact the ball, you are going to hit a snap hook . For a right-handed golfer, that means the face is pointing significantly to the left of the path that the club is taking as it moves through impact.
The better player hooks the ball for one primary reason—their swing direction is too much from in to out, or out to the right. The reality is that when you play the ball too far back in your stance, you’re more prone to hit down on the ball —with a swing direction that’s out to the right—causing the ball to hook .
The face flips closed, and you hit a snap – hook –a low screamer that turns left before it leaves the tee box. With most snap – hooks , there’s another telltale sign: Your weight never shifts to your front foot during the downswing. Combine that with a stalled turn, and it’s easy to snap it.
A duck hook almost always gets a golfer into some kind of trouble on the course. A closed club face at impact and an inside-to-out swing can cause a duck hook . Learning to swing with a square club face, to release the club properly and to swing on the proper path will help eliminate your duck hook .
3. Pull hook . Definitely the most terrifying of all the hook , a pull hook is when the ball starts left and curves more left. It happens when the club path is neutral or moving left, and the clubface is pointing even more left.
For golfers who struggle with an overdrawing ball flight, we often see a grip that is turned too far away from the target — commonly known as a “ strong ” grip . This type of grip can often close (and de-loft) the clubface too much in relationship to the swing path and target at impact, leading to the dreaded duck- hook .
Probably the most common cause of a hook is the swing path. A perfect swing path would be slightly inside out. The players that hook the ball come very far inside with their path. You will notice with a golfer who has a terrible hook problem that the club may end up on an inside path directly after take away.
In many instances, having a strong grip will cause your ball to go low . To fix this issue, grip the club properly with the “V” on your right hand, created by your index finger and thumb, pointing to the inside of your right shoulder. Hitting the ball too low can be caused by shifting your weight to your left side.
Wood Problems A 3 – wood generally is easier to hit than a driver — provided the 3 – wood has more loft — but tougher to hit than many irons and wedges. This exaggerates the hook shot when golfers swing from the inside because less loft is harder to control.
A weak grip means the ‘V’ shapes are pointed to the left of your head. This type of grip would promote a less closed club face through impact as well as a more out-to-in swing. A weaker grip can help players who struggle with hooked shots by promoting a club face that closes less rapidly through impact.
“Anything that disturbs that flow is going to ruin your golf swing,” Hall said. Third, Hall said golfers must have their lead arm and hand in control of their swing. That’s the left arm for right -handed golfers and the right arm for lefties. By leading, you avoid hitting at the ball.