Control your distance by learning the knockdown shot
I tend to hit my iron shots high, and that can get me in trouble on windy days. On those days, I'll take more club and hit knockdown shots. Learn this technique not only to control your ball flight and hit more greens, but because it's a great way to hit the ball more solidly with your hands leading the clubhead through impact. To hit the knockdown, take one more club than normal, and play the ball slightly back of center in your stance. Then make a three-quarter backswing, but be sure to allow your forearms to turn over through impact. It's not a punch shot. The clubface should rotate from open to closed.