Here's another Golf Digest video from Butch Harmon on something you don't hear much about -- how to hit an iron shot when you got a lucky lie in short rough. Your technique has to change just a bit.
With an iron, your stance is considerably narrower than it is with a driver. All things being equal, it's more natural to hit down on the ball with an iron. (Yeah, I know many of you struggle with hitting down. But that's because you exaggerate your leg movements, and it causes you to hit the ball thin or fat. You probably aren't hitting your driver well either, are you? It's the same problem.)
I've done a couple of posts that can help you get better at keeping your height during impact, which is what you need to do when you use Butch's advice.
- This first post has the basketball drill, which teaches you to create leg drive without excessive up-and-down movement.
- The second post has an ankle rolling drill, which teaches you to do the same thing but with a slightly different technique.
Give them both a try. One or the other should help you develop that sweeping motion that Butch wants you to use when you get a nice lie in the rough.