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Toe hits

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
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
post #2 of 14

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.

 

post #3 of 14

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.

post #4 of 14

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.

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
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
post #6 of 14

Clubs too short for you?

 

Grip tightening before impact?

 

Pulling arms into body around the impact area?

post #7 of 14
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.
post #8 of 14

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.  

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by HawkNballs View Post

I was actually hitting some toe shanks too.
What's a toe shank?
post #10 of 14
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
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by EverythingGolf View Post
 

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.   

post #12 of 14

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.  

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by EverythingGolf View Post
 

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.

post #14 of 14
Toe shank sounds scary...
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