Playing a round this past Monday, I was on the edge of the fairway, about 180ish yards from the green. Direct aim, except I had tree branches most of the way. I hit a hybrid, 40+ yards away, hit leaves a branch, then dropped. Took my 5 iron for less loft, easy swing, went another 50ish yards, then again, hit leaves, a branch, then dropped again. Today I remembered reading TST's review of the JPX 825 Pro irons and this statement:
“ found myself needing to hit a low, 160-yard semi-snap hook under tree branches and out over a pond to the green of the par-5 third hole . The ball rocketed out from under the branches over the pond, never more than 6 feet off the ground, and bent exactly as planned, toward the front-right flagstick, coming to rest in the frog-hair, just below the pin”.
How do I accomplish this? Stance, setup, etc. Not so much the workability(hook), but getting the correct distance without the loft, not hitting into the branches? Ok, yes, how to do that snap-hook would be nice to know also.