Probably the most shocking and devastating shot in golf is the “shank.” The ball strikes the inside of the hosel on the heel of the clubface and ricochets straight right or left depending on which side of the ball you swing from.
It is a game changer usually with devastating results. I don’t know that I have ever met anyone that hasn’t “shanked “ a shot.
Most of the shanked shots that I see on the lesson tee start out with the short pitch shots where the golfer has too much weight forward toward the balls of the feet and takes the clubhead away inside behind their hands on the backswing.
To cure this tendency feel that your weight is over your arches with about 60 to 80 percent of your weight on your forward leg with the clubhead staying outside your hands on the backswing with no weight shift to your rear foot.
On full iron shots make sure you have an adequate turn, weight over your arches and maintain good posture for good balance.
Again, the clubhead stays outside your hands, not outside the line, on your backswing.
If your weight comes out toward your toes anywhere during the swing it is the same as putting a longer club in your hands right in the middle of your swing.
Remember, weight stays over your arches and clubhead stays outside your hands throughout your swing.