If you watch the best golfers play this shot, you’ll notice they seem to nip the turf
(rather than carving out a divot), and they then seem to have a shorter follow-through.

When we see golfers trying to play this shot
on the range, many move the ball back in their
stance and play with a steeper angle of attack,
under the impression that it will create more spin.
Actually a shallow angle of attack with
clean contact creates more spin.

Being able to shoot the ball in with a slightly lower trajectory and
the spin to check the ball quickly, makes distance control so much easier.
Come and learn how to play this shot.