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Forgive my ignorance here- is bending an iron face closed even a thing? Picked these up and I’m hitting everything towards the left. Then I looked at it and something doesn’t look right. I can hold the face open but then it feels funny in my hand. I’m ashamed to admit I have over a dozen iron sets on hand and have played probably two dozen in my lifetime. Never hit every shot left like this...

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Thanks. I know that every iron has this profile to some extent. It didn’t come thru in the photos but I can see a lot more of the face than I expect when I hold the club upside down and look directly from the hosel.

 

Bending strong loft wise closes the face, so does that mean only way to really fix is to have them back weak?

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Irons don't bend closed or open. That being said, if you bend the irons to weaken the lofts, the trailing edge of the sole will sit lower than the leading side and cause the head to rotate closed when soled on the ground.

Some irons do this intentionally in design to get the face to fall closed when addressed in a neutral shaft position.

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Do you use round or ribbed grips?  If ribbed, maybe they are rotated in such a manner as to make you grip the club with the face closed. 

                                                                                                                                                                     

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I totally thought about that- maybe I’m just gripping it closed. I’ve got tour velvet 360s on em- a grip I use often. But I could still be gripping it closed. At address the faces are certainly closed, angled left. But when I hold it open so that the face is angled square, it feels like I’m hitting a flop- or like I’m about to slice it. 
 

wonder if I can have them bent strong, get the toe back a little bit 

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The lie angle is probably to upright for your swing 

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Uptight and possibly bent strong.  Go have them checked at your local shop

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14 hours ago, dcfball88 said:

Forgive my ignorance here- is bending an iron face closed even a thing?

 

In theory yes - but in reality no.   Face angle in irons just doesn't have a practical influence since the "naturally soled position" of the head is too unstable to use.

 

However, bending can change the amount of offset - which for some can have a big influence on how comfortable one is at aiming the face.

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Will get them checked and adjusted, see what happens. They’re a bit of a throwback- 714 CBs. But they have to be one of the softest irons I’ve ever hit. More forgiving than I think people would realize because of the perimeter. If after I get them checked and adjusted I’m still hitting them left, I’ll just start aiming to the right and pretend it’s a draw, these are so soft.

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