Horizontal practice swings



JT

Q: I am hitting a lot of iron shots off center towards the toe of the club. I checked my lie and it is center. Any suggestions on drills to get the shots more toward the center of the club?
 

A: One of the best ways I know to aid in a player hitting to many shots off the toe would be to take more horizontal practice swings. Try practicing on a hill with the ball above your feet. Also, try to feel the turn of your right shoulder away from the ball on the backswing and feel it drive forward on the downswing. This will give you a shade more reach on the downswing and cure that dreaded "toe" hit.