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#1 sleezyt

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:56 PM

2 capp and i hit all my shots off the toe. Dont know what the sweet spot on the driver feels like and i still put it out there 300. I try setting up off the heel standing closer further. Its obvious im pulling the club towards me at some point. Whats worked for others and what drills should i do? Need to extend out i imagine?


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Try setting up on the toe?
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

Is your path out to in or in to out?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:08 PM

Tend to hit my driver off the toe as well. For me it's a matter of optics with the head as big as it is. What helps me is to picture a small area of the clubface under the mark (which to me looks a little closer to the hosel)  and picture swinging that through the ball, picturing something more like a 5w. Give that a shot.

Is it just your driver you are having the issues with?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:32 PM

If you have some...try adding lead tape.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:53 PM

Its with every club. My go to shot is a draw but ive been trying to fade the ball off the tee. Ive tried setting up off the toe and it sorta worked but dont want that to be a bandaid or temporary fix. I bad a small stint of the best iron striking ever trying to replicate dustin johnson swing with a heavy bowed wrist. It kept me from realeasing to early

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:57 PM

View Postgetitdaily, on 11 October 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

Is your path out to in or in to out?

I dont know. Never been on trackman. Self taught so might be time for a pro to see what im doing wrong. Would early release cause toe strikes?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:15 AM

Setup changes aren't going to help I'm afraid. Try using an impediment then let yourself "self correct". This should work better for you since you are self taught.
This video kind of illustrates what I mean. Though obviously he is addressing the opposite problem, you can still try something similar but on the opposite side.

http://www.golfwrx.c...-ball-striking/

Another option is to change your task a bit and work on your ball striking skill (which as a 2 must be pretty good) , so hit 10 shots, 3 on the toe, 3 on the heel and 4 middle alternating and scoring as you go. Give yourself a goal of 7 pts. Once you get 7 pts increase the difficulty(high toe, low middle, etc.) or raise the pt goal. Hopefully this will work a bit better for your style than position based tips.

As always seeing an instructor is probably best and I'm not one of those.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:23 AM

Setting up with ball off the heel is not a band aid if it works consistently. Luke Donald does it with every club in the bag.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:27 AM

I use to hit everything off the toe of all my clubs until I had my clubs fitted and effectively increased my lie angle to +3° from Mizuno standard. May not be your issue - but it never hurts to go hit the lie board and check it out.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

View Postdap, on 12 October 2017 - 08:23 AM, said:

Setting up with ball off the heel is not a band aid if it works consistently. Luke Donald does it with every club in the bag.

I setup with the ball on the heel of all my clubs and it makes my playing partners think I'm aiming right all the time (lefty). I whole-heartedly trust the coach I'm seeing, and have specifically asked him about this. He has no issues with it.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:00 AM

Actually my one set of ping are green dot 1 inch over then i have a set of mizunos that seem more flat. G25 irons at orange dot. Im all over the place. But i do hit the green dot irons more out the middle than the ones that are flat but tend to pull those more upright clubs. Must be a happy medium.

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