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Thursday
Mar062014

Video: Stenson With The Coldest Of Cold Shanks

There are shanks, semi-shanks and then there are your cold, hard shanks.

It happens to even the best, in this case the third ranked golfer in the world, Henrik Stenson in round one of the WGC Cadillac Championship. Be careful how much you enjoy this, the Golf Gods are listening.

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<Cracks Knuckles> <Looks around> LOL!
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Evans
There is nothing funnier than a cold shank, unless you are the one who hit it.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Check out HS's arm angle before he swings. He usually has a slight outward angle, here he's nearly between his knees. Way too close to the ball, Shank City.

OK Henrik, shake it off...
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Watts
Great sound, a hosel rocket makes!
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Are you like me? Firm in the belief that shanks are contagious and that seeing such a video, hearing about a video or even THINKING about same will potentially infect all with which it comes in contact?
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBenSeattle
Drat, the $500K/year PGA Tour staffers got to the second one also.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKevin part deux
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRon
Toughest shot in golf is the next iron shot after a shank.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNo Longer
Textbook. You can't hit sideways shots more solid than that.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
Open your stance, square your shoulders, swing along your shoulder line, swing your arms more straight back and through. Who taught this guy how to hit a pitch shot? No wonder he bloody shanked it.

And if your toe's down you'll never shank one.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterShankYou
Not Sportscenter Top 10.

Funny how the PGA Tour blocked this every which way they could. "These guys are good." Most of the time.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTT
What a classic ! Love it hee hee hee !
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny Rocket
Didn't hear a ''FORE!''.

$10k FINE. do it He's got the cash. I 'll be waiting since PV dorsn't have the balls. Me Rick and Ky can use the green fee dough.

Toe hits are not hosel rockets, but some things will never change.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
That's not a shank. I had a mate put his drive on a par five into the brick tee marker at about 89 degrees just missed his ankle and hit the roof of the golf buggy off the elevated tee.
03.6.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKeith86
Hard fade.
03.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Looks like an "inside-to-out" shank to me. Clubhead was way behind him for such a shorter club. Try to hit some mini-fades with those finesse clubs Henrick.


But it's easier to fix than the rare, yet havoc causing, over-the-top hosel-cannon. Those are hard to fix...i've been through that grinder for a week once in '96. Still have mental scars from the G-town south-tee.
03.7.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
I hit so many shanks last year that I had to have my irons rehoseled.
03.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
classic shank. head comes up too early and club does too.
03.7.2014 | Unregistered Commentermorphy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5CkmKGQDb0

Cheech, "Your brain was getting in the way", Costner, "Hardly ever been the case." Who can't relate?
03.7.2014 | Unregistered Commentermeefer
Haha I've seen this happen a few times! What a frustrating game we play

BTW any of you guys ever heard of a Hurricane Golf Tour? I got something in the mail from them recently and am trying to find people that have heard of them before. The information and everything looks pretty nice. I might be interested in playing if anyone can give me some positive feedback about em
03.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandman0930
@Sandyman: HURRICANE tour you say? Is it dated before 1996?

I turned pro @ a mini tour. Powerbilt Tour, which i was told was a new incarnation of the defunct Hurricane Tour.

But I've been out of that loop physically for a looong time.
03.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnnycz
They say that they are brand new. They have a junior tour as well. It is based out of Jacksonville.
03.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandman0930
That's it, Stenson is slumping again. Back to #641 in OWGR.

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