Don't try to be a hero if you have to turn your clubhead around and hit from the opposite side. Take your medicine and punch back into play, treating the shot like a long putt. This requires precision, not power, so follow these guidelines.
1. Position the ball a few inches back of center (picture 1).
2. Roll the grip in your hands until the clubhead is square to the target (inset). Most amateurs move their hands forward or backward, major no-nos.
3. Use an abbreviated backswing of no more than a couple of feet (picture 2) and an extended follow-through (picture 3). Never, ever cock your wrists. The motion is so similar to lag putting that I prefer to use a putting grip, but feel free to employ your regular grip.
Two other things to remember: During the swing keep your lower body still (don't transfer weight in the back-swing or the follow-through) and use more of a level sweeping motion than a descending blow. Opposite-side shots usually call for a low iron—I'm using a four-iron here—because the angle of the rolled clubface naturally gives you plenty of loft. Remember, the goal here is pretty simple: Don't shank the shot into a bush.