Why You Need This: In this video, you'll learn why you shouldn't be fooled by the snap hook myth.
Many golfers are fooled when trying to figure out the root cause of the snap hook.
Snap hook a shot out a bounds...
And a buddy will explain to you how you double-crossed...
...which is coming over the top and making contact with a closed club face.
Is that what's really happening???
What's really happening is the opposite.
You're coming in way from the inside with a reasonably square club face.
Cool fact: about 75% of the ball direction is determined by the club face.
However, a severe in-to-out club path can put tons of side spin on the ball and help cause a snap hook.
In the video, you'll see the FlightScope data for a true snap hook.
I hit a nasty snap hook and you'll see the data on my club path.
It clearly shows a severe in-to-out path and I make contact with the club face slightly closed.
The key is to realize that a snap hook is not caused by coming over the top.
OK, now you know what's going on when you snap hook the ball...
So how do you fix it?
First, get your path going more towards the left (or less in to out).
Second, stay in your posture.
It's typical for a snap hook swing to come out of posture with the shoulders going up and out.
Overall, you should feel like you're trying to hit a cut shot.
Put these two tips together and you'll fix your snap hook in no time.
Watch this video now to destroy the snap hook myth...
And fix it for good!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 4:33
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Hi guys, and welcome back. In this video we’re going to go over the myth of the double cross.
How many times have you hit this big snap hook. The ball starts to the left, it hooks way off the planet, straight out of bounds, and what do your friends say?
The say oh, well you came over the top, you had a double cross. Meaning that you swung to the left, and then the face was closed and you hooked even more to the left. Well that’s not really the reality of what’s going on.
I’ve got my FlightScope out here today, and we’re going to talk about how when you snap hook, when you double cross one, what’s really going on is you’re swinging way to the right and you face is pretty square.
My face is pointing directly to my target, I’m swinging way to the right, my path is going way to the right, and then my ball always starts about 75 to 80 percent – depending on the club – the direction the face is going.
My ball is going to start straight, or maybe even a little left if my face is really closed. Because my path is way out to the right, it’s going to snap hook off the planet here, it’s really going to go left.
I’ve got my FlightScope out here. I’m going to double cross one, and let’s see what that looks like on camera. Then we’re going to talk about how we can combat that and when you start to double cross them or snap hook them, we’re going to know how to get out of that habit.
Let’s go ahead and try out, let’s get the biggest double cross we can get here.
There we go, that thing took off like a rocket. Hooked so hard, I mean when I looked up it was already left, and I drilled a tree about 60 yards in front of me. Let’s just see what my FlightScope says here.
My club head speed is 161, that thing was moving. I hit it pretty solid for a 3 wood, and then we’re going to look at my path here. Got a cool tool that will show me my face angle and my path.
My path was 10° to the right. What that means is, if we’re going straight ahead here, my path was going 10° this way, out to the right. So I was actually swinging inside out, even though when I looked up that ball was already started to the left.
Then my face was 8.2° to the left. So my face was a little closed, that got the ball to start to the left, and my path was way out to the right, and that got the ball to really snap hook. That’s what caused the big problem.
So when I look up at that ball, I see it going left, I feel like I came over the top. You would think that that’s what is happening, is going over the top. But in reality, what we’re doing is we’re actually swinging out to the right.
To combat this, I want you to do two things for me. Going to go ahead and get my FlightScope set up here again. We’re going to go ahead and set up and I want to make a couple of adjustments.
Number one, I know that my face is too closed and my path is too far to the right. So I’ve got to get my path feeling like it’s more to the left. Nobody ever feels like they’re swinging 8 or 10° out to the right. That just happens naturally, just by accident.
I need to feel like I’m hitting a bit more of a cut shot. So my path is going, the direction I’m moving the club, is kind of right to left this way. I’m going to feel like my face is a little bit more open, like I’m going to get that ball to cut.
The big key for this is, I want to go ahead and stay in my posture. As I come through this shot, I’m going to get my hips to open up, and I’m going to get my shoulders to stay in their posture.
A lot of times when we double cross or hook one really bad, what’s happening is we’re coming up out of our posture. Our shoulders level out like this, level, and that’s easy for me to get that face turning on over this way as I’m swinging out to the right.
I’m going to stay in my posture and feel like I hit a bit of a cut as I’m coming through there.
So do your practice reps, but a club across your chest. Stay in your posture here, and then feel like you’re going to hit a little cut swing to the left. Do about 10 reps of that if you ever do this out on the course.
Then we’re going to come back to this ball and we’re going to try to rip one nice and straight. Let’s see if we can get this path straightened out and hit one nice and solid.
There we go. I had a little bit of a draw on that, so my path was probably still a little bit to the right. I would exaggerate that a little bit more, but overall, pretty solid shot.
Last time I was 10.8 to the right, this time I’m going to be a little bit to the right again, 5.8. So I overdid to the right, I’m just going to feel like I swing a little bit more to the left, and make sure that I stay in my posture.
There, club head speed was down, but the total distance was way up on that one because I got a nice, straight, solid shot with some good compression.
Keep those in mind, stay in your posture, swing a little bit more left when you get those double crosses. Feel like you’re going to hit a fade, and you’ll be straightened out right away.