Shanks" are generally caused when you stand a little too close to the ball, with your weight on your heels. This causes your weight to move forward in the swing and brings the hosel - joint of club-head and shaft - into play. If you make sure that your

Shanks" are generally caused when you stand a little too close to the ball, with your weight on your heels. This causes your weight to move forward in the swing and brings the hosel - joint of club-head and shaft - into play.If you make sure that your weight is on the balls of your feet and you are a comfortable distance away from the ball then this should reduce the chance of having to mutter the dreaded 'S' word.Happy GolfingMike WilsonProfessionalRoyal North Devon Golf Club