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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:48 pm

seebayho, you are not alone..

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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:37 pm

I have this problem too...

Saw somewhere that the drill to prevent hitting on the heel is to take a setup and swing and purposely miss the ball on the inside... do this 3 time and on the 4th swing, go for the shot...

I use this drill whenever I am hitting on the heel and caused a dead shank.

It work on me... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:51 pm

Lee36328 wrote:
Here's a good explanation of HTG, or more correctly, early extension, what causes it, and how to rectify it.

And another good thread discussing this in detail, with different points of view from knowledgeable people on why it happens.


Lee, very good video clip you have posted here.

In a nutshell, this video clip tells one to maintain the spine angle thru'out the swing and your chest stack against the ball on impact.
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:03 pm

seebayho wrote:
shorthitter wrote:
Check your initial takeaway sounds like you are taking inside the line too early, then you get stuck on downswing.

Pro, I do take inside early.
May I know, why is taking inside too early will get stuck on the down swing?
Thanks

A bit hard without showing you but very basically...

If when you take the club away, and before the shaft is parallel to the ground, the clubhead and the hands are inside your "feetline" (which is parallel to your target line).

Then you are going to be stuck on the way down, so 1 of 2 things is likely.

You will cast the club, therefore you will cut across your target line and Slice or Pull.
Or you will stand up pulling your hips away from the ball which will result in pushes and shanks. and you will see the impact marks near the hosel you show.



This is good position.



This one not so good, he is already stuck.... no chance to get back to target line.

This is very quick explantion, I know there are smarter folks than me that will disagree, but this is most likely your issue without seeing first hand. Beer



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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:15 pm

kuan wrote:
seebayho, you are not alone..


Yah, I Like!
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:17 pm

Bangla123 wrote:
seebayho wrote:
Bangla123 wrote:

3. Maybe using a wedge is not meant for you try something more forgiving

Hope it helps

You mean putter scratch
Just joking...thank for the help.

, not those super grinded/ players I wanna flop the ball like tiger kind

What's the super grind for? grind where? I thought wedges is wedges?
I bought that wedge because
1. It is cheap
2. It looks nice

These are my selection criteria
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:24 pm

Basically just look for wedges with more bounce, more forgiving face. Some wedges are meant for better players and good ball strikers . At the end of the day it's about doing what it takes to find out what works best for you
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:23 pm

Bangla123 wrote:
Basically just look for wedges with more bounce, more forgiving face. Some wedges are meant for better players and good ball strikers . At the end of the day it's about doing what it takes to find out what works best for you

Face I thought is ruled by R&R?
I'm quite confuse with the bounce, does higher bounce equate to easier wedge?
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:25 pm

Colin u are a damn solid player already. If the pros says its fine then I dun think u should worry unneccessarily about it


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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:43 pm

eiji wrote:
Colin u are a damn solid player already. If the pros says its fine then I dun think u should worry unneccessarily about it


Not yet, no making money leh........
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:50 pm

OMG, for the past freaking 20 years I have been
"humping the wrong thing"

Thank you all for all the tips and pointing me to the right direction,
look at what you all have done for me!
Problem solved!


Approach Wedge
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Sand wedge

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Thanks once again
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:57 pm

seebayho wrote:
OMG, for the past freaking 20 years I have been
"humping the wrong thing"

Thank you all for all the tips and pointing me to the right direction,
look at what you all have done for me!
Problem solved!

Thanks once again



Very VERY happy to hear that it worked for you. You must be a GOOD player, because pivot BESTIALITY is not easy to cure.

Well done sir. The goat will miss you.

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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:55 pm

I laid off for 1 year, so correcting my bad habit could be easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:39 am

seebayho wrote:
OMG, for the past freaking 20 years I have been
"humping the wrong thing"

Thank you all for all the tips and pointing me to the right direction,
look at what you all have done for me!
Problem solved!


Approach Wedge
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Sand wedge

[img][/img]

Thanks once again

Hi Seebayho,
I have the same problems also & recently it gets worse as my past few games scored badly due to I shank the ball terribly. I tends to hit the hosel of the club often & lost my confidence on my iron shots especially par 3's. Hope the tips here can show me the right solutions. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:03 am

Glad you solved your issue! Honestly which is why I always feel
It's the Indian not the arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:34 am

Burner golfer

Here are the good tips from Lee
http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/404520-drills-to-stop-humping-the-goat/

The tips from Eiji and Shorthitter also works.

To summarize,
1. maintain your spine angle ( this could be the main cause)
2. Take away along your toe line ( see Eiji and shorthitter)
3. Imagine you have a fence from the ground up to you hip,
The fence is between your hand and your hips.
During the swing make sure your hand does not hit the fence.
( this helps a lot)

Hope this help.
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:56 am

Hey Seebayho, can I ask what did you use to show the ball position on the clubs? is that chalk?
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:30 am

timang84 wrote:
Hey Seebayho, can I ask what did you use to show the ball position on the clubs? is that chalk?

That's ball mark... After repeated hits. He is hitting in continuously at the sweet spot. No chalk la...
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:37 pm

Begbie wrote:
timang84 wrote:
Hey Seebayho, can I ask what did you use to show the ball position on the clubs? is that chalk?

That's ball mark... After repeated hits. He is hitting in continuously at the sweet spot. No chalk la...

Because the club face is dark colour therefor the ball mark is clear.
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:28 pm

seebayho wrote:
Begbie wrote:
timang84 wrote:
Hey Seebayho, can I ask what did you use to show the ball position on the clubs? is that chalk?

That's ball mark... After repeated hits. He is hitting in continuously at the sweet spot. No chalk la...

Because the club face is dark colour therefor the ball mark is clear.

Wah hitting the exact same spot after repeated hits. ala Stephan Chow in Kung fu hustle, where he kicks the wall at the same spot... power...
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:24 pm

timang84 wrote:
seebayho wrote:
Begbie wrote:
timang84 wrote:
Hey Seebayho, can I ask what did you use to show the ball position on the clubs? is that chalk?

That's ball mark... After repeated hits. He is hitting in continuously at the sweet spot. No chalk la...

Because the club face is dark colour therefor the ball mark is clear.

Wah hitting the exact same spot after repeated hits. ala Stephan Chow in Kung fu hustle, where he kicks the wall at the same spot... power...

Yes, like fung fu for sure. bro SBH, pretend, pretend and post this saying that he is hitting off the heel. Than, after a few session, he hitting in continuously at the sweet spot scratch I remember I saw your swing before, where got hitting from heel lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:37 pm

I think kicking the ball at the same spot is Shalin Soccer... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Why am I hitting near the heel of the club face?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Slicer51 wrote:
timang84 wrote:
seebayho wrote:
Begbie wrote:
timang84 wrote:
Hey Seebayho, can I ask what did you use to show the ball position on the clubs? is that chalk?

That's ball mark... After repeated hits. He is hitting in continuously at the sweet spot. No chalk la...

Because the club face is dark colour therefor the ball mark is clear.

Wah hitting the exact same spot after repeated hits. ala Stephan Chow in Kung fu hustle, where he kicks the wall at the same spot... power...

Yes, like fung fu for sure. bro SBH, pretend, pretend and post this saying that he is hitting off the heel. Than, after a few session, he hitting in continuously at the sweet spot scratch I remember I saw your swing before, where got hitting from heel lol!

This is my pre match tactics, you broke my "Lobang" Mad
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