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Toe hits

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Hi all, I'm hitting quite alot if my iron shots off the toe. Could you suggest some things that it could be that I need to check for to help me resolve this and get more solid powerful shots. Im pretty sure its not lie angle, had them checked today. Thanks Anto
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Hi welcome to the site.

Toe hits are generally due to swinging too far INward (out to in). Add this feel/drill to your practice to help swing the club more OUTward.

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I had the same problem for a bit. I ended up narrowing my stance and standing straighter and taller which fixed the problem.  -- and kept lower half very quiet

I think I just improved my swing overall, but maybe this will help with your toe hits too.

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Coming up out of your posture (early extension etc.) can cause you to hit it off the toe. You must maintain you inclination to the ground through impact. Make sure you are getting your weight left and keeping your head steady behind the ball though impact.

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Hi Everyone, Many thanks for your replies, suggestions and drills. I'll give them all a check and a try the next time I am out practising thanks Anto
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Clubs too short for you?

Grip tightening before impact?

Pulling arms into body around the impact area?

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I'm having the same issues. I have a consistent strike pattern out of the toe on all my irons, hybrids and woods other than my driver, which I hit much more centrally. I look into the tips mentioned here thanks.
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I had that problem two years ago.  I was actually hitting some toe shanks too. (didn't even know that was a thing)  My coach fixed it in 30 seconds.  I was coming across the line at the top of my backswing.  If I could have seen my swing on video... it would have been obvious to even me.

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I was actually hitting some toe shanks too.

What's a toe shank?

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Toe shank doesn't make sense to me either Sometimes I feel I intentionally hit my wedges on toe side especially when I have a side hill lie and it comes out fine
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Coming up out of your posture (early extension etc.) can cause you to hit it off the toe. You must maintain you inclination to the ground through impact. Make sure you are getting your weight left and keeping your head steady behind the ball though impact.

Very true.  Whenever I hit a toe shot almost every time is because I came out of my swing too early.

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A toe shank looks the same as a hosel shank.  It's just hit so far out on the toe that it just nips it with the toe.  My teacher even put impact tape on a club and hit one for me, because I didn't really buy it.

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Coming up out of your posture (early extension etc.) can cause you to hit it off the toe. You must maintain you inclination to the ground through impact. Make sure you are getting your weight left and keeping your head steady behind the ball though impact.

This, and coming OTT caused me to hit the toe. One thing that helped me keep my posture, was to watch the club hit the ball, as I tended to want to look up to see where the ball went, that was especially true for pitch and chip shots. Now, I seldom have toe hits, at least with my irons...sigh.

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Toe shank sounds scary... :-O
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I've been having same problem. Tried variant of "Stack & Tilt" on range today.  Starting with weight on left helped make divot well after ball strike.  Also took normal ball address, then moved back until one club head more away from the ball and concentration of in/out swing path, staying connected and also ensuring no over-the-top error.  Great improvement.  Arms now more extended at impact. Divots past ball. Straighter and longer.

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Hi welcome to the site.

Toe hits are generally due to swinging too far INward (out to in). Add this feel/drill to your practice to help swing the club more OUTward.

What would be the cause of toe hits for a player with a push draw? Standing to far away? Maybe shifting back onto the heels?

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I am not a pro by any means but I had this "toe hit" problem so have some experience with it.  I did finally go to a pro and my particular issue was two fold.  First I was swaying and had difficulty getting back to the ball.   But the more sever part was I was taking the club too much to the inside and was well below the plane described in Hogan's Five Fundamentals.  This can cause you get "stuck inside" as Tiger used to say and either go "over the top" and hit the ball on a outside to in path (probably on the toe) or to come back to the ball too much inside and likely hook the ball.   for sure I was inconsistent.

That was my problem and yours can be different, so I recommend seeing a pro.  you can do that for free on TST by posting a video of your swing.

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