tee it high & let it fly
▶ You’ve probably been told to sweep the ball with your driver and hit down on it with your irons. Truth is, if you want to hit your irons higher, you shouldn’t hit down on it all that much. To learn what a shallower approach feels like, try this: Tee a ball 5 to 8 centimetres off the ground like you pulled your driver from the bag, but instead you’re going to use a 6-iron. Try to hit this ball as high and far as you can. Notice how your spine has to tilt away from the target and your right arm straightens to launch the ball (left). Spine tilt is really important. If your spine is straight up and down, or leaning towards the target at impact, you’ll swing under the ball and probably pop it up. Weight shift also matters. Swing off your back foot, and you’ll blade it. Once you’re routinely hitting it great with this drill, see if you can get similar results by making the same swing when the ball is not teed up.