You see the pro's working the golf ball right to left. It is such a nice shot to watch when it is executed correctly.
Well you can do the same thing with some practice.
There are some secrets to hitting iron shots off of the hard pan. If done correctly, you will hit the shot crisp and at your target. Done incorrectly, you are going to skinny the shot (catch the golf ball thin) and it will go flying somewhere, and who know where.