When faced with a relatively short pitch or chip, many amateurs try to "help" their ball into the air. Disaster always follows.
You don't want to try to hit up or "help" the ball. You want to hit down. Check out the video and you'll see how well it works!
P.S. Welcome newest PRO members, Miguel (Mexico), Frances (Ireland), Jackson (Sarasota, FL) and Mick (Australia ... a lefty!)