Recognize that a short club head will travel a shorter circle than a driver head. It will close the face to path/square quicker. This is why the shorties are played with an open stance or back in the stance. They come in steeper and are ready to strike faster.They also rise faster. Swinging to the outside, opening the face slightly, hooding the face, are all tricks related to this shaft length reality. Do some testing with ball forward, and hit a closed, square,and open face. Then set it in the middle, then the rear. Then hit it with a closed stance, like you might up a hill, and an open stance like a downhill after that. Some of those shots are gonna work well for you. Some will suck. But pay attention to the ball flight more than the swing or stance.
When close to the green, simple pitches with wedges work pretty well. You see the guy who hits it up and it comes down on the fringe/green and stops well short of the hole? Pitches wont do that.
And try a ten finger grip where your hands are just far apart enough to not pinch. When you intertwine fingers and get all twisted together, some shaft action gets lost sometimes. The ten finger makes the waggle action really show up and can demonstrate how club movement becomes consistent momentum which leads to predictable distances and paths.
Edited by trickyputt - 7/2/14 at 11:25pm