Routine X-rays usually do not show this fracture and the physician needs to suspect this unusual injury in order to be able to diagnose it. I recommend that you see an orthopedic surgeon or hand specialist for evaluation and treatment. A special X-ray view known as a carpal tunnel view may show this unusual fracture. Occasionally an MRI scan or CAT scan may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and help plan your treatment options. It is also possible that you may have injured a different bone in your hand or injured a tendon. If a hook of the hamate fracture is found, however, many times surgery is required to correct the problem. However, the success rate is usually quite high and a return to golf relatively quick. Good luck.