What causes toe hits?

What causes toe hits?

Post by Craig Hoga » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00


     I've got a pretty low handicap, but I've always had problems
hitting the ball toward the toe on my irons.  I've also always pushed
the ball quite a bit.  Strangely, even when I hit it on the toe, I get
a fade, and not a draw.  Does anyone know what causes toe hits in
general?  Standing closer to the ball or lining the ball up on the
heel seems to allow me to hit it in the center more consistently, but
I'd like to correct the flaw so I don't have to do that.  Generally, I
hit my woods great, and all of my shots go high and far.  I don't care
about distance, only accurate consistency.

Thanks,

Craig

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What causes toe hits?

Post by kat.. » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>     I've got a pretty low handicap, but I've always had problems
>hitting the ball toward the toe on my irons.  I've also always pushed
>the ball quite a bit.  Strangely, even when I hit it on the toe, I get
>a fade, and not a draw.  Does anyone know what causes toe hits in
>general?  Standing closer to the ball or lining the ball up on the
>heel seems to allow me to hit it in the center more consistently, but
>I'd like to correct the flaw so I don't have to do that.  Generally, I
>hit my woods great, and all of my shots go high and far.  I don't care
>about distance, only accurate consistency.

This same problem drove me crazy all last year (I also posted a
similar message here)...except that my toed iron shots produces
draws/hooks.

If standing closer to the ball or aligning the ball on the heel allows
you to hit it on center, do it. Lining the ball up on the center of
the club is not a fundamental, so line it up wherever is best for you.
If standing closer helps, maybe you're standing too far away. Neither
of these helped me at all...I'd still hit on the toe. I would have
been very happy of these had worked for me last year. :)

My solution turned out to be simply taking the winter off and enjoying
other things. Picked up my clubs a couple months later and the toe
hits were gone. Lucky for me.

Ric

 
 
 

What causes toe hits?

Post by Wally Sli » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00

:      I've got a pretty low handicap, but I've always had problems
: hitting the ball toward the toe on my irons.  I've also always pushed
: the ball quite a bit.  Strangely, even when I hit it on the toe, I get
: a fade, and not a draw.  Does anyone know what causes toe hits in
: general?  Standing closer to the ball or lining the ball up on the
: heel seems to allow me to hit it in the center more consistently, but
: I'd like to correct the flaw so I don't have to do that.  Generally, I
: hit my woods great, and all of my shots go high and far.  I don't care
: about distance, only accurate consistency.

: Thanks,

: Craig

Standing too far from the ball may be the problem.  Solutions are not
always complex.  Take as little medicine as you need to fix your problem.

wylie slice

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What causes toe hits?

Post by Jan Axin » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>      I've got a pretty low handicap, but I've always had problems
> hitting the ball toward the toe on my irons.  I've also always pushed
> the ball quite a bit.  Strangely, even when I hit it on the toe, I get
> a fade, and not a draw.[some snip]

> Craig

I had exactly the same problem. The obvious answer is to stand closer to
the ball but in my case I was standing too close! If I stand too far I
hit shanks. Also, driving the downswing with my body with as passive arms
as possible also helped.

Jan