Tips for Downhill Lies

Warren Bottke, PGA

Problem Area: Fundamentals
Series: Instruction Feature

Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 3:41 p.m.

When confronted with a downhill lie, you must go through your "mental checklist" to assure a good shot: 1. Choose a more lofted club; the sloping terrain will de-loft your club. 2. Set your body and weight toward the angle of the hill. 3. Ball position will be in the back of the stance because the club will return at a steeper angle. 4. Aim your body and clubface left of the target as ball flight will be slightly left to right. 5. Remember to swing easy and relax to maintain good balance.

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