Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Post by MoJ » Sun, 09 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Anybody have some real help (other than stop doing it!) for heeling my woods?
I can stand further away so that I can barely reach the ball at address and
still hit it on the heel! What's Up? (I do know WHERE up is but not much
more!)
Thanks for the help and also the kibitzing that this post is sure to bring! M
 
 
 

Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Post by Jag » Sun, 09 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I bet that your swinging out to in.  Move the ball to its regular place then
place a ball 3" inside of it, when you swing hit the one on the inside, it
should help you clear your hips faster and keep your right elbow in
(Right-Handed) this should help get your In to Out swing back

--
"When Primitive man screamed and beat sticks on the ground we called him a
Barbarian, When Modern man does the same we call him a golfer."

Quote:

>Anybody have some real help (other than stop doing it!) for heeling my
woods?
>I can stand further away so that I can barely reach the ball at address and
>still hit it on the heel! What's Up? (I do know WHERE up is but not much
>more!)
>Thanks for the help and also the kibitzing that this post is sure to bring!

M

 
 
 

Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Post by Mic » Sun, 09 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Ever watch Fuzzy Zoeller at address.  He addresses the ball with the
toe of the club, but hits it square, dead center most of the time.
Maybe you should try this technique?  Do not start standing further
away, that is just going to get you even more extended and more off
balance.

Good luck.

 
 
 

Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Post by Tim DeLane » Sun, 09 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Tried to answer this once, but it never appeared. Apologies if it is a
duplicate.

Quote:

> Anybody have some real help (other than stop doing it!) for heeling my woods?
> I can stand further away so that I can barely reach the ball at address and
> still hit it on the heel! What's Up? (I do know WHERE up is but not much
> more!)
> Thanks for the help and also the kibitzing that this post is sure to bring! M

Everybody's swing is different, so my remedy might not work for you.
When this happens to me, the indicated remedy is to bend over a bit more
at the waist and position my hands a little lower (closer to my body).
My swing tends to get too flat. If that's your problem, this may work.

--
Tim DeLaney

 
 
 

Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Post by Steve Walke » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Tried to answer this once, but it never appeared. Apologies if it is a
>duplicate.


>> Anybody have some real help (other than stop doing it!) for heeling my woods?
>> I can stand further away so that I can barely reach the ball at address and
>> still hit it on the heel! What's Up? (I do know WHERE up is but not much
>> more!)
>> Thanks for the help and also the kibitzing that this post is sure to bring! M

>Everybody's swing is different, so my remedy might not work for you.
>When this happens to me, the indicated remedy is to bend over a bit more
>at the waist and position my hands a little lower (closer to my body).
>My swing tends to get too flat. If that's your problem, this may work.

Another option is to keep your weight more toward your heels.  I was
having this problem a *lot* and my pro spotted that my weight was on my
toes too much, so I was falling over toward the ball in the downswing.
I practiced with my weight further back (felt weird at first) and it's
not a problem now.  I find having the weight further back helps 'sweep'
the ball off the tee instead of hitting down on it, as well.

Cheers,
--
Steve Walker         Golfing since 12 May 98
http://www.skwalker.demon.co.uk/index.htm       ICQ 5460992
Best score to date:     83
Current h'cap:  19.5

 
 
 

Hitting Woods on the Heel!

Post by Dudley Cornm » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



>>Tried to answer this once, but it never appeared. Apologies if it is a
>>duplicate.


>>> Anybody have some real help (other than stop doing it!) for heeling my woods?
>>> I can stand further away so that I can barely reach the ball at address and
>>> still hit it on the heel! What's Up? (I do know WHERE up is but not much
>>> more!)
>>> Thanks for the help and also the kibitzing that this post is sure to bring! M

Assuming you are standing approximately the correct distance from the
ball... what's your ball flight when you don't heel it? I'd guess it
probably starts to the left (if you are right handed). If so you are
likely comming over the top and that can cause you to heel it.