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How to Eliminate a Push or Snap Hook | Ryan Benzel

May 27th, 2014 by Ryan Benzel

Ryan Benzel - PGA Teaching Professional


Hi, today I'm going to show you a drill that deals with the club path as it comes to impact and specifically, from the inside too much. Although this is not all that common, but it may be something that affects players out there. When you see a club travel too hard from the inside and then a little bit feeling maybe outside.

So I put a I alignments take down to represent the target line, as I make my backswing and now my downswing, that club will come hard me inside and really get on the target line for a short amount of time before I really kinda mostly had to flip with my hands to hit it towards my target. What we're gonna do is we're going to use a smash bag to help correct this path. I'm gonna set this bag very even to my right foot and as I set up to the golf ball I'm gonna move the club back six to eight inches and I wanna see the bag have two to three inches room from the shaft.

Now as I set up to hit, I've gotta make a straighter backswing, and my downswing has got to be a little bit taller. And the plane is going to be a little taller, which is gonna permit my club to be much more on the party line as they come into the golf ball. Try it out and let us know if this helps straighten out your shots. Here's the same Smash Bag used in the video for the drill!

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