Q. How do you hit "down on the ball?"
A. There are a number of things required to hit down on the ball. I hope you're referring to iron play.
The position of the golf ball in regard to your stance is a factor. Your swing plane is another. The angle of the swing is another. There isn't any one way to hit down on the ball.
Q. I used to hit the ball pretty far, but I'm loosing about 20-30 yards each year. I'm now 58. Is this normal with aging? How do I compensate? Thanks very much.
A. You should lose some distance with age but not as much as you are. I would look into an exercises program that will help with regaining some strength as well as flexibility.
Q. My golfing partner takes huge divots - he asked me to watch and determine why. I have no idea. Do you?
A. He's probably coming into the ball too steep.
Q.Where should my right heel be at impact - flat on the ground or off the ground?
A. On the ground