My experience with golfers taking the game up for the first time or players who only play a few times a year is that they may not understand the basic tenets of hitting a golf ball. There are so many videos out there that it is hard to discern what is important and what is above their current skill level. Alas, look no further for I have found a video that will set you on the right path to success. Actually, Kevin sent me the link and I thought it was worth sharing, thanks Kevin.
I could go on about what the importance of many of the tips provided in this video, but I think it is important that you hear it from an expert:
Hitting irons well is sometimes a challenge to accomplish. The tips in the above video are exactly what beginners (and sometimes experienced players like myself) need to learn or relearn. Take what you need and keep the rest for the future.
I am a grateful golfer. See you on the links.