Fix your hook: Improve how your wrists bend in the follow-through to cure that runaway hook!
Lee Trevino was famous for saying, “You can talk to a fade, but a hook won’t listen.”
What he meant was that a hooking ball flight, which has spin characteristics making it roll out farther and often more uncontrollably than a faded shot, creates misses that are more detrimental than those curving the other direction.
Translation: Golfers who tend to hit a hook may have to re-tee it more than those who hit a fade. Get our (lost ball) drift?
So, if you’re one who plays a “draw” that all too often translates into an angry, no-area-left-is-too-safe smother-hook, this one’s for you.
VIDEO: The Follow-Through Wrist Bend Drill
As GolfTEC’s Patrick Nuber explains in the video below, took fix a hook it helps to first understand what is actually happening with the club and wrists that causes this type of ball flight. Then it’s easier to create a remedy while practicing to help.
To simply break it down, Nuber points out how, in the follow-through of a hooked shot, the clubface continues to rotate closed. This basically means it’s pointed downward toward the ground.
To help fix this, the Follow-Through Wrist Bend drill relays a simple practice exercise that helps maintain a more open clubface in the follow-through instead – one that points more toward the sky.
So, check it out and start practicing this drill to help ease your hook from hell, as well as those extra strokes on your scorecard!