Hitting it on the toe

Hitting it on the toe

Post by Mike Begema » Wed, 28 May 1997 04:00:00


I have been golfing for about 15 years and have maintained a single digit
handicap for most of those years.  This year I have developed this problem
that I am having trouble correcting.  I hit all my irons out toward the toe
of the club.  With this I lose distance and it is driving me nuts.  I have
lately tried the Fuzzy trick where he addresses the ball with his club way
past the ball.  This has helped, but I was just wondering if there is a
specific reason I am doing this or if there are some drills that can help.

mike begeman
Ida, Michigan

 
 
 

Hitting it on the toe

Post by gary brow » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00

Have a friend check your swing from the rear, it sounds like you're coming
over the top a little bit.



Quote:
> I have been golfing for about 15 years and have maintained a single digit
> handicap for most of those years.  This year I have developed this
problem
> that I am having trouble correcting.  I hit all my irons out toward the
toe
> of the club.  With this I lose distance and it is driving me nuts.  I
have
> lately tried the Fuzzy trick where he addresses the ball with his club
way
> past the ball.  This has helped, but I was just wondering if there is a
> specific reason I am doing this or if there are some drills that can
help.

> mike begeman
> Ida, Michigan


 
 
 

Hitting it on the toe

Post by Jim Pettinge » Fri, 30 May 1997 04:00:00

Mike, I just took a lesson from a good pro who immediately determined that
my setup/grip was causing most of my problems. He showed me on the face of
my club that contact was happening toward the toe, and that the lines of
dirt on my clubface were not parallel to the score lines. Cause: I was
holding my wrists too high at address (i.e., too much angle between arm and
hand), and also not in front of the clubhead. By correcting this (i.e.,
getting the ***of the grip closer to the ground and my hands foreward,
more in line with my arm pit, and leading the clubhead thru impact), better
contact immediately started happening nearer the sweet spot and the dirt
lines were parallel to the lines on the clubface. Hope this makes some
sense to you.



Quote:
> I have been golfing for about 15 years and have maintained a single digit
> handicap for most of those years.  This year I have developed this
problem
> that I am having trouble correcting.  I hit all my irons out toward the
toe
> of the club.  With this I lose distance and it is driving me nuts.  I
have
> lately tried the Fuzzy trick where he addresses the ball with his club
way
> past the ball.  This has helped, but I was just wondering if there is a
> specific reason I am doing this or if there are some drills that can
help.

> mike begeman
> Ida, Michigan