Hitting From Downhill Lies

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Hitting From Downhill Lies
Category: Bad Lies
Sub-Category: Posture, Address/Set-Up, Swing Plane

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Video Golf Tip | Hitting From Downhill Lies

Well luckily my ball has avoided the fairway bunker. But unfortunately I’m left with the most difficult “uneven lie” that you can have, the “downhill lie.” The reason this shot is so difficult is because obviously the “down hill lie” decreases the loft of the club and most people will have trouble getting the ball up in the air. The first thing you want to make sure of is take enough club. Don’t try to go for the green if you have a such a difficult lie just get the ball in play. When you set up to the ball, it’s important that you level your body to the slope. So I’m going to tilt my body with the slope, all “uneven lies” you want to level your body to the slope as opposed to standing level to the ground that you’re hitting to, I’m going to stand level to the ground that I’m hitting from. By tilting my body down the slope the emphasis on this shot is going to be more on turning my body through, so that I allow the golf club to swing down the slope. So more hands and arms in the backswing; more body turning through on the downswing. Anytime you have a situation where your body is really turning through, your ball is going to tend to cut a little bit. That’s OK on this shot because it will help you get the ball up in the air. So hands and arms in the backswing, body tilted with the slope, swinging up the slope and turn through. Swing it down the slope. Remember aim just a little left to allow for the cut that you’re likely to get from the “down hill lie.”

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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