Originally Posted by Stretch
Something doesn't quite add up. Yes, that kind of "heavy hit" often indicates a steep angle of attack, but if you are hitting down on it too much you're generally going to see low bullets, not high floaters. Increasing your angle of attack lowers your launch angle (all else being equal) and decreasing it raises your launch angle. If you are ballooning iron shots, the most likely explanation would be that your left wrist is breaking down around impact. You could also be too steep, but that's not what's directly causing the high ball flight.
To the OP: I am working on a similar problem with my irons. What you described is what happens to me. I hit the ball very high, probably too high and the divots are massive and too big. When I miss, I hit it fat. I'm pretty sure that my issue is that on the backswing I am coming too far inside. I've found that to fix this (for me anyway) is to make sure that I am making a very wide backswing with my arms fully extended. When my backswing is too much inside and my arms are not full extended, I end up coming over the top with a very steep angle that leads to me hitting down on the ball but with a hugh divot and a ball flight that is too high.
I really like the idea of feeling like your arms are pushing against eachother. The best piece of advice that I have ever seen regarding iron play was from Martin Hall on the Golf Channel. He said when hitting an iron to envision a nail that is sticking out of the back of the ball and you want to hit the nail into the back of the ball. When I've tried this it has worked and gotten me away from too steep of an angle. The problem is that I then eventually drift to the other side of the extreme after a while in that I am not hitting down enough on the ball. Thus I find myself constantly trying to hit down on the ball but not at too steep of an angle......hope this helps. Good luck!