Standing too close to the golf ball at set up. Now, sometimes players, including myself, will intentionally hit the ball off the toe … 2 wedges are sufficient when you are confident with your ½ and ¾ swings. Pro Tip: Try hitting pitch shots off the low toe section of your wedge. Years of practice teach them how to slide the club under the ball and use the whole hitting surface to pull off a variety of shots. Packing a few extra grooves into the hitting area should create more bite on slow-swinging chips and pitch shots. The toe hits are pretty constant with all chips, good and bad. Hitting off the toe will result in a weaker hit, but the ball will also start off to the right. You fear hitting bad shots. Your typical miss should be to hit the ball off the toe - the exact opposite of a shank. The number of wedges that you carry in your bag is dependent on your confidence in hitting shots that you hit at less than 100%. All Vokey Design Wedges; SM8; Scotty Cameron Putters. Click HERE for more Golf Fix content. This produces spin and a consistent trajectory. This pulls the toe in (a reverse rotation of the arms caused by a left hand pronation instead of suppination), which can reduce the width of the arc, thus bringing to toe … save. Remember any off center strike will be more difficult to control when it comes to direction and distance. This seems to happen more with the 5,6 irons, and much less with the shorter clubs. Most toe hitting is the result of a the golf club coming into impact more upright or vertical than it was at address. A number of different reasons could be for hitting the golf ball off the heel, but mostly you'll find there are 3 causes for most golfers.. Stop Hitting Your Wedges Fat. One thing I did was during my setup with my wedges for example, I would not rest the club behind the ball in the center. That's why the club has grooves on the face, to give the grass somewhere to go. As a result, I was hitting a low, fade and lost literally 15 yards on every club. I have started hitting my irons off the toe...heck, Im probably hitting all of my clubs off the toe. Lately I find myself hitting my irons off the hosel. I have tried the box in front of the ball method..the tees in the ground method, and still can't lick it. Lob wedges over 60° are not practical for the average golfer. Any help is much appreciated. I carry four wedges: pitching, gap, sand and lob. Michael Breed, host of ‘The Golf Fix,’ shows viewers a tip on how to hit your wedges without hitting the ball fat. Hitting the Ball out of the Middle. You will almost always get grass in there. The only time I will hit off mats is when I know I can sweep the ball with a longer club such as a long iron/wood or hit a driver off a tee. Hi Tom. For instance, Cleveland offers their wedges in high, medium, and low bounce, where Titleist will talk about 10, 12, 14 degrees of bounce. Does anyone know some good drills to fix my issue of hitting wedges high off the clubface? Balls. Generally, anything over about 10 degrees of bounce is considered to be high. This produces spin and a consistent trajectory. For me, a full swing with a pitching wedge flies 140 yards, and a full lob wedge goes 90. Instead, try shortening your stroke and hitting the putt with less force. It can add another dimension to your game allowing you to take fuller swings inside 100 yards instead of those tricky half swings with sand wedges! By snowsurfer, May 29, 2011 in Instruction and Playing Tips. Most golfers struggling with shanking would much prefer to miss it off the toe for a while and learn how to set up properly to solve that problem, if it means no more shanks! report. Also, by hitting it low on the face, you’re engaging vertical gear effect in … I'm trying to hit the chips off the center of the club and hitting them off of the toe instead. Sometimes my iron divots are deeper where the toe of the club has passed. hide. The lob wedge at 60° to 64° loft is perfect for hitting it over bunkers around the green, short bunker shots and within 80 or 90 yards. The best way to go about fixing the fat shot is to look at your own swing and try to determine why you’re hitting the ground before the ball. Off the top of my head: 1) early extension due to ball focus, 2) setting up too close to the ball (causing you to pull your arms in at the last second and make the club more upright), 3) loss of balance during the swing, 5) loss of posture during the swing, 5) early release due to weak grip . It is a bit strange that you wouldn't be shanking your wedges as well as those are very easy for people to shank. Driver, all irons, and wedges...The toe hits were especially bad with my wedges, assuming because they are my shortest clubs. 100% Upvoted. I need to line the ball up near the heel/hosel to hit it dead center and if I line it up in the center I hit the toe. . I don't think getting grass on the face of your wedges is a sign that you're hitting them particularly fat. 0 comments. Too much weight on your toes at set up And that’s often caused by an incorrect strike on the club face and particularly a strike that hits towards the toe end. The TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges are our top choice for the best wedges for average golfers. Stop hitting shots off the toe with these four easy moves February 15, 2017 No. Problem Hitting My Wedges off the Hosel? Practice this exercise until you can hit shot after shot out of the middle of the club, then try a few longer swings but importantly retain the same takeaway. Vokey Design Wedges. Forged from 8620 carbon steel, the Staff Model wedges are designed to visually appeal to accomplished golfers. I dont usually do this but I have been fighting my swing the past year. 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