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why am I hitting it on the toe?

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So I brought my brand new irons to the range today, and I immediately noticed after looking at the faces that I'm consistantly hitting the ball on the toe side of center. What causes this? Am I simply standing to far from the ball or could something else be causing it? input is appreciated, as it appears as though I'm hitting it on the toe even when it feels flush, and I'm playing a forged club.

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So I brought my brand new irons to the range today, and I immediately noticed after looking at the faces that I'm consistantly hitting the ball on the toe side of center. What causes this? Am I simply standing to far from the ball or could something else be causing it? input is appreciated, as it appears as though I'm hitting it on the toe even when it feels flush, and I'm playing a forged club.

 

 

Possible it could be your set up. It could also be an over the top swing (path outside to in) will cause more toe shots. 

 

Create a My Swing (Dables) thread in the "My Swing" section on the forum. When you video tape your swing, set the camera about waste height  and have aiming down your toe line, not the ball-target line. 

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I had the same issue, hitting toward the toe. Erik, the owner here, and instructor said it was likely a swing to the left, i.e. over the top.

 

So yesterday at the range, I made a effort to swing from in to out, as in to the right (for righthand players) and low and behold, my ball striking was back in the center of the club. I still catch my driver toward the toe sometimes, so I need to work on that. also Erik said that set up isn't a likely cause for the toe hits. Give it a try.

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I had the same issue, hitting toward the toe. Erik, the owner here, and instructor said it was likely a swing to the left, i.e. over the top.

 

So yesterday at the range, I made a effort to swing from in to out, as in to the right (for righthand players) and low and behold, my ball striking was back in the center of the club. I still catch my driver toward the toe sometimes, so I need to work on that. also Erik said that set up isn't a likely cause for the toe hits. Give it a try.

 

Correct, it's generally a path issue, not a set-up issue. Path is too far INward or left.

 

@Dables, this drill might be a good place to start. Like @saevel25 said, post in the Member Swings forum.

 

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So if I'm understanding correctly, I could be moving my hands out of the slot due to poor weight transition? That makes perfect sense, as I'm recovering from a broken ankle on my front foot and am still favoring it a little. Does this make sense? I'll definately try to get some video on my next trip to the range
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