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Club placement on approach

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So I was at the range yesterday and noticed something that now seems to be helping me make much better contact. I'm setting up with the ball closer to the heel of the club rather than the middle. I noticed that for some reason on my down swing I tend to pull the club in a little, which in the past has led to me getting more of the toe than I would like. Has anyone else expierenced something like this? Also I know standing closer would probably be a viable alternative, but it feels really uncomfortable and awkard. 

 

Also should I just go with this and really make it my setup/swing? Or would it be better to iron out the underlying issue in the swing (pulling the club in a bit)

 

Thanks

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So I was at the range yesterday and noticed something that now seems to be helping me make much better contact. I'm setting up with the ball closer to the heel of the club rather than the middle. I noticed that for some reason on my down swing I tend to pull the club in a little, which in the past has led to me getting more of the toe than I would like. Has anyone else expierenced something like this? Also I know standing closer would probably be a viable alternative, but it feels really uncomfortable and awkard. 

 

Also should I just go with this and really make it my setup/swing? Or would it be better to iron out the underlying issue in the swing (pulling the club in a bit)

 

Thanks

I went through a period last year when I was doing the exact same thing. It was a magic bullet for about two weeks and then it lost its magic. YMMV.

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what ever works.  I line up my irons on the heel, almost as if I am going to hit the hozel (not quite). Impact tape proves that by doing so, I am hitting the center.  EJ has a good point, sometimes something that you are doing differently will work great for awhile until your body compensates every so subtlety.  Interesting point as to why I started doing that: I had read the article about somebody finding Hogan's "lost" one iron and noting the wear mark near the heel "pocket" from consistent hits and the fact that on the older blades the very small sweet spot was located in that area. Since my irons were Hogans, I thought I would try it. Now, I realize that my Hogan Edges are nothing like what golfers of that era used, but for whatever reason, I found that by trying to hit in the pocket enabled me to find the sweet spot (or very close) just about every time and it gives me a consistent place to align from. I have never shanked since doing that (cross my fingers).

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