(Thoughts on the PGA event tomorrow)
While I agree and understand that many shanks are caused by a steep angle of attack, I still say that most of the better, lower handicap, every day golfers that get them, come as a result of perceiving they have to hit draws, from the inside and hold the lag.
The steep angle of attack is a result of the same pathology. Using the hands to increase lag often causes a steepening of the plane and narrowing of the arc. It is too inside either on the back swing or beginning of the down swing, forcing the hands to steepen the plane and another saving motion out to the ball…shankopotomus.
This all brings in the hip thrust (goat humping).
I believe if I can install the perception that if you learn a proper release, don’t necessarily have to hit a draw unless it’s natural, don’t force lag and completely eliminate the inside/out discussion, the shanks will go buh bye.
…and since there are many videos on how to release properly, you should know how to avoid the shankopotomus. 😀