3 instant fixes to avoid Ian Poulter's shank!

Ian Poulter hit a hosel rocket up the final hole when in contention at the Players - eliminate it from your game for good. 

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3 instant fixes to cure a shank like the one played by ian poulter


Ian Poulter may have bounced back to form with a superb joint runner-up finish at the Players Championship, but he will likely care to forget his shanked second shot to the 72nd hole in a hurry!

A shank is when the club makes contact with the ball on the hosel and sends the ball squirting well right of the initial target - as Poulter found out when forced to take a drop with his third shot from the trees. Okay, he did nearly hole out for par with one of the shots of the week! 




But it's not the first time Poults has fallen foul of the shank. He did the unmentionable in Dubai earlier this season. Watch here

We've rounded up our resident PGA coaches to give you three great video tips and drills to eliminate the vicious shank from your game for good.

DISCLAIMER: This first tip involves the use of an IMAGINARY KNIFE, not a real one!