Day 2 of the drill. Happy to report I am hitting the sweet spot and the mis hits are a little thin, but still centered. No more heel/hosel shanks. Here's what I figured out and what works for me.
I was standing too close to the ball essentially hitting it off the hosel/heel.
The first thing I do with the setup routine is to align the club face to the target, but not with it directly behind the ball but with the ball just off the toe when I do this alignment, then I set my feet. Now when I put the club head behind the ball, the club head is essentially is extended 1.5-2" further out than if I would have aligned the club head to the target with the club head directly behind the ball. I know it's a mental thing, but this setup allows me to hit the sweet spot instead of at the heel/hosel. I put masking tape on the club face and get immediate feedback on where it make contact with the ball.
So to sum up, I align the club face to the target with the ball off the toe, take my stance, then put the club face behind the ball putting me about 1.5-2" further from the ball allowing me to hit the sweet spot instead of standing too close and hitting the heel/hosel. Eventually I will get the feel of how far to stand where I can just put the club face behind the ball when aligning the shot.
Don't know if this is sound advice, but it works for me.