Ask the Top 100: Hockey Player with a Hook
By T.J. Tomasi
Top 100 Teacher
A reader, and hockey player, recently wrote in about inconsistency and a nagging hook. In this day and age everybody is talking about spin. But while they're taking ball spin, I'm talking shaft spin. If you want to put a cork on that snapper, stop spinning the shaft.
For consistency the clubshaft should not turn (spin) independently on it's own axis as you coil/uncoil because that drastically opens or in your case, closes the face.
To monitor how much your shaft spins, take your stance and place a tee between the thumb and index finger of your top hand so it points to the sky.
Stop your swing at each of the following points to make sure that it does:
1. At address it's pointing at the sky.