Match desired ball flight to finish position
Often, because of wind or ground conditions, or the location of the flagstick, you’ll need to hit an approach shot higher or lower than normal. Here’s a simple key to help you accomplish this: To hit a low shot, finish with your hands low, no higher than chest height. You’ll find that by using this key you’ll automatically “trap” the ball at impact, with the hands leading, producing less loft. To hit a high approach, finish high, with your hands above your left ear. Planning this finish will force you to make a more sweeping swing, catching the ball right at the bottom of the swing arc so you apply the full loft of the club to the ball.