Use ball position to alter flight
Ball position affects the flight as well. I have it in the middle for the short and mid-irons and move it a little further forward (only an inch or so) as you go up through the longer irons. If I want to hit the ball higher, I move it forward a little more than normal and if I want to hit the ball lower I move it back. It’s also easier to hit a cut if the ball is further forward in your stance and easier to hit a draw when it’s further back.