Good Morning All, hoping that someone can help me. Here is the issue: I am unable to hit my 4, 5, 6, and 7 irons consistently at all. Many times I will hit them and the ball hooks left. I tried weakening my grip so the ball would not go left as much. I'm at the point now where I cannot weaken my grip anymore as it already feels very odd striking the ball with such a weak grip that I am losing quite a bit of power due to such a weak grip and the way the undersides of my forearms now have to come down to strike the ball.
I believe that the issue is with the "offset" of my irons. I just started golfing on June 2nd of 2012 and bought my irons brand new from Dicks. I did not get fitted for them, just tried hitting several different models and settled on the TaylorMade Burner Plus Irons with steel shafts. It seems that the offset is so extreme that it is forcing me to have such a weak grip and not able to hit many of my irons (note: I do not have this issue with the 8, 9, PW, or AW).
On the course yesterday someone mentioned that the offset was huge and that this could be the reason for my struggles. I never thought about this before. Could this be the case? If this is the case is it possible to either bend/change the offset myself or have a professional do this? Or is it because I purchased max-game improvement irons and am ready for maybe just game improvement or regular irons?
Any feedback/advice is greatley appreciated. Thanks,