LEARN TO USE THE BOUNCE
I couldn’t agree with Brandt more on this one. It’s all about learning to make the clubhead skid on its back edge – what’s called the club’s bounce. Think of it as bruising the ground through impact, not digging or taking any kind of divot. It’s more of a sweep.
Here’s a good visual: Return the loft. Set up with the ball slightly forward and your hands just ahead of it. Then focus on swinging back and returning the clubface loft you set at address
A fun way to practice is to stick a tee halfway in the ground on a low angle, almost lying down. Address the head of the tee, and try to swing so you flip it out of the turf. If you hit down, you’ll hammer the tee into the ground. If you use the bounce, you’ll slide the club under it and flip it up. Get good at that, and you’ll be a hell of a pitcher.