A Guide on How to Fix Toe and Heel Hits
In order to play consistently good golf, you are going to need to learn how to find the sweet spot of the club more often than not. In addition to helping your ball stay on line, hitting the sweet spot will also allow you to get the most possible distance out of your swing. Shots struck out toward the toe, or in toward the heel of the club will encourage twisting of the club head through impact – meaning a loss of distance and a shot that likely flies off line.
The three tips below are all intended to help you find the sweet spot more often and fix those toe and heel hits.
- Stay in your posture. By far, the most-common cause of off-center hits is losing posture during the swing. When you set up to get ready to make your swing, you should be in a balanced and athletic position. After the swing starts, you need to remain in that position to make it easier to return the club perfectly into the ball. If you are moving up and down during your swing by coming out of your posture, hitting the sweet spot of the club is going to be very difficult to accomplish on a regular basis.
- Swinging too hard. Keeping balance is another key element to hitting the sweet spot, and that is hard to do when you over swing. While you might think that you can find more distance by swinging harder, you will instead get your swing off track and have trouble hitting quality shots. Make sure you focus on balance during your swing, and only swing as hard as you can while maintaining good balance and rhythm.
- Commit to the shot. Confidence goes a long way in golf. When you make a swing that you are unsure of, the results are more likely to be disappointing. This is especially true when you are trying to focus on hitting the sweet spot of the club instead of the toe or the heel. Once all of your pre-shot preparations are done and you get ready to take the club away from the ball, you need to be full of confidence and believe in your ability to hit a good shot. No matter how many bad shots you have hit throughout the day, focus on keeping your confidence up and believe in your ability to strike a beautiful shot.