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When you don't hit the sweet spot with your irons, do you actually feel if the ball was strucked at the toe or the heel of the clubface?
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Originally Posted by Reval14 View Post

When you don't hit the sweet spot with your irons, do you actually feel if the ball was strucked at the toe or the heel of the clubface?

 

 

Yep, less so for more forgiving irons, but you can tell. 

 

Bottom of the club, lets say you don't take a divot, catch it like a few grooves too thin, maybe with zero or upward attack angle. Then I would say the feel is very hard, there is a clanky (high pitch) noise to the shot. This type of shot can sting your hands a bit, really vibrates the iron shaft. 

 

Toe shots, you might feel the club turn a bit because you are hitting it so far away from the hosel. I can feel that more with the driver. It also has a higher pitch, clanky sound, not as harsh (hard) feeling as a thin shot. 

 

Higher on the clubface is a very muted feel, not solid at all. Just very soft, almost like you don't really hit much of anything. 

 

Heel shots tend to feel more solid than the other miss hits because it is closer to the hosel, it still is a bit harsh feeling, so not as soft as the sweet spot. 

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I definitely can feel if I hit the toe or heel, although I'm much more of a toe hitter...sigh, but I know why I do it, and try hard to correct it.

 

My irons are forged mid sized CB's so any mis hits are felt probably a tad more so than with cast irons. Also ball marks will let you know if you hit it off center / or off the sweet spot.  

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I think it depends on your clubs.  I have blades, you can.  My old Callaways you could hit your beer can down the fairway, and not necessarily know.

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