Ball Above Your Feet

Ball Above Your Feet

Just when you get your swing grooved on the practice tee, it’s time to go on the golf course and that’s where you encounter all of the uneven lies. Well the good news is, you can use the same swing but you make an adjustment in your set up, and the way you have to adjust depends on the lie. I’m going to demonstrate a lie where the ball is above my feet, the whole idea is to put your body more level to the slope that you’re standing on. Rather than take my normal posture where I would be bent over and into the hill, I stand up a little taller, flex my knees a little more, and get just a little closer to the golf ball. What this is going to do is, make my golf swing a little bit flatter and more around my body, and I need that because the ball is sitting up so much. Choke down just a little bit on the club, stand a little closer, stand a little taller, and make a golf swing that’s more around you’re body and matches the slope that you’re standing on. Now you have to make just a couple of little adjustments of where the ball is going to go, because you’re making a flatter swing, you’re hands are going to tend to roll over and the ball is going to hook, so aim just a little bit to the right. Stand up taller, aim a little right. You’re normal swing will work, but you just have to: 1) adjust you’re set up, a little taller; and 2) aim a little more right, allowing for the ball to hook a little bit to the left. This tip will help you when you get a tough lie like this.

Category: Bad Lies
Sub-Category: Posture, Address/Set-Up, Ball Position
About the Instructor
Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300

Hank Haney is the instructor to PGA Tour Pros Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #4 instructor in the world.


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