How to hit high fairway shots over trees (or, what to look for in shafts to hit high shots)
Just curious. In the last 5 or so years, I'm getting more and more notorius for hitting low iron shots (look like hockey slapshots, could be mistaken for 'zingers'). I've started playing with grip position, going to a weaker grip (holding the grip so the iron face is more open). This weekend, I was fairly close to several trees (35-40 yrds away?) and successfully got a 7-iron up and over some tall trees, barely getting over, and nicely going about 150-155 yards. But later, sitting on the wrong side of the fairway, tried to do the same and sent the ball into the middle of the tree, falling straight down. Did that several times as well. I was wondering if I wasn't paying attention to what i was trying to do. Earlier, I held my hands off at the bottom to allow the club face to go through and hyper-loft the club as opposed to keeping my hands going through the shot to maintain loft angle; is that the wrong way?
Also, what do you look for in shafts to allow them to hit higher shots (i know, "HL", high launch, lol)....what is making them launch high(er)? From what I read, most people are looking for 'low launching' shafts.