Shank/Hosel Problem? Check Your Bias

Now that we’ve established the final model of the MCS Golf Swing with regards to optimal swinging, let me deal with one trouble-shooting issue.

If you’ve been having problems with shanking or hoseling the odd ball on your swings, then the issue could be your address setup if you’re doing everything else properly.

You can even check this for yourself by setting up to the ball with what you would call your standard stance and then checking your bias, the process of which I’ve discussed in both videos in the “EMCS” series or the “MCS Golf Swing” eBook section on setup.

If you don’t have enough bias, you’ll find that when you increase it to the proper one, your club head will move slightly further away from you, and if that happens, then you really want to make sure you’re adopting the proper setup at all times.

This is because of how I’ve built the swing model so that the Address closely emulates the proper Impact position, so if you don’t set up properly, something strange will happen – the better your mechanics on the back swing and down swing, the more likely you are to have something go wrong at impact.


When you’re in the proper Address Position, you’ll have the proper “measurement” to the ball, which will allow you to swing freely and fully without having to use your hand-eye coordination to find the center of the club face.

So, remember that it all begins at address – check that bias and make sure of the proper bias when “measuring” yourself to the ball!

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2 thoughts on “Shank/Hosel Problem? Check Your Bias

  1. hkgolf

    Hi DJ, can I clarify what you mean by “bias”? Using MCS, my set up is always right bias. Do you mean the degree of lean angle away from the ball?


    1. D Watts Post author

      Hello HKGolf!

      Correct, the “bias” means the spine tilt (right-side tilt if swinging right-handed). I don’t know if you have any shank or hosel issues, but if you do, it could be that you’re not biased enough.

      I have never had to tell someone that they were too biased, but just about every person I’ve ever helped with their swing had insufficient bias even when they were biased.

      So, you can check your bias easily when setting up with the knee-touch I’ve talked about, and make sure to do it with the hips & legs and not just bending to the side – you want to be balanced in that biased setup! 🙂

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