I like using an impact board to give me information (as well as the student) on what is going on at impact. I will place a piece of face tape and a piece of sole tape on the club. Based on the results, I can explain to them what is happening in their swing to cause improper impacts on the face and sole. So as long as their clubs fit them I will have them do the opposite. If you have a lot of toe hits on the face and sole, then I will have them try to hit the heel of the sole and face. Using a little “self-discovery” is helpful for students as they will own the information and be able to repeat it on the golf course.
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