A true hook in golf is a shot that starts out to the right of your target (for right handed players) or starts straight, but then curves back to the left. This is caused by a combination of club path through impact and face alignment at impact.
How Does the Snap Hook Happen? 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.
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.
First, a major factor in the duck hook is spin. A duck hook looks ugly and awkward because it’s spinning at a high rate. For the duck hook , the ball spins hard and fast down and to the left (for a right-handed player) into the ground. So, duck hooks happen because of incorrect spin of the golf ball.
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 most common reason for a consistent pull is a poor ball position. If the ball is too far forward the clubface will point to the left on the way through. With a mid iron in hand set the ball in the middle of your stance and make sure your sternum is over it at address.
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.
Three Steps to Hitting a Fade Open your stance. Aim your feet left of your target, or where the line which you would like the ball to start on. Position the ball slightly forward. Swing along the path of your feet.