The two things that cause a shank
How to stop shanking
Yikes! OK, let's start by agreeing that we'll have to mention the unmentionable. Sadly, the shank cannot be stopped by simply refusing to say the word out loud. It is true though that the very mention of the "shank" can seem to induce one within seconds of the utterance. While there might be a mental angle to investigate, the shank is caused by how you swing the club and it can be surprisingly easy to learn how to stop shanking. That said, we can never forget the awfulness of this particular shot. There are few sadder sights than a golfer, alone on the practice fairway, seemingly unable to stop the shank. So, if you need to cure a shank, take a look at the guidance videos below and remember - there is another way! God bless you.