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Do PGA Tour players create notes on feels? I think Ben Hogan had journals on his golf swing so he could go back and look at them. I might be wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that Hogan did this. Maybe it was another golfer.
If you face a right handed golfer while he swings you'll see that the club head travels in what one might describe as the shape of a big letter C. There is a definite bottom to the C that is easy to understand even for the novice but the novice would also think that at the bottom of the swing is where you want the ball to be but seldom is that the case. With a driver you want the bottom of the C to miss the ground and then contact the ball perched on the tee just past the bottom of the C while the club head begins it's way back up. With an iron you want to hit the ball just before the bottom of the C where the bottom of the C is just barely before the ground so that you are taking a shallow divot. The C (or swing) stays the same, but you effectively move the C by changing where you setup to the ball. So generically the Driver should be off a right handed golfers front left heal and a pitching wedge should be back in your stance somewhere before the right back heal. I say generically because as you play more and get better you will find what it is that works best for you. It is very common to find a 5 handicapper that positions his ball differently than another 5 handicapper. Instructional videos, and text are designed to help the vast majority of people learn and improve but as you get better your instruction needs to be custom-ed to your swing (your C). Yes read, learn, experiment, and above all enjoy but eventually spend some time with a good instructor.