In order to make the best golf swings with irons off of a tight lie, you must believe you can hit them well, but the sheer anxiety high handicappers experience when standing over a tight lie often prevents them from hitting a solid shot.
Either they don’t complete the backswing or they tense up and try to help the ball up in the air. So think about swinging the club instead of hitting the ball.
Here is a drill I call the Tee Progression Drill to help you learn to hit solid irons.
When you take a practice swing, pick out a piece of dirt or blade of grass and try to clip it as you swing all the way through to the finish and make a conscious effort to hit your shoulder with the shaft.
If you raise your body up and down, you’ll mis-hit shots. So as you take your practice swings today, think of maintaining your spine angle throughout the swing.