PRACTICE FROM ABOVE THE BALL
This concept of hitting down to make the ball go up is a tough one for a lot of golfers. But it’s the absolute key to good iron play. Here’s a drill I use with my students all the time: Hit some iron shots with the clubhead starting 10 centimetres off the ground
(right). If you set up with the club hovering like this, you’ll instinctively know you have to go down and through the shot, or else you’ll miss it completely. That’s pretty strong medicine and will have you squeezing your irons off the turf in no time.