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You will see when the pros hit their irons and wedges that a big divot flies up after it, this is because they are hitting down on the ball. You basically need to hit down on an iron and hybrid if you want to hit the sweet spot. The best thing to do, is imagine you are mashing the ball into the ground at impact, this will give a really nice compression and the ball will fly off with a strong penetrating flight.

You will notice that when you are hitting a driver or fairway wood you are essentially sweeping the ball off the tee, as this is how to best hit these clubs. When you are hitting a driver or three wood, you will always put the ball forward in your stance, encouraging the sweep. It is worth noting, that you don't have to hit down on hybrids, some players hit these like they are fairway woods, as they can be used effectively off the front foot or in the center of the stance.

Not all players hit down on the ball, players like Tom Watson sweep their iron shots off the ground, with fantastic results.

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