Ball Below Feet Lie

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Ball Below Feet Lie
Category: Bad Lies
Sub-Category: Address/Set-Up, Club Selection

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Ball Below Feet Lie

When the ball is below your feet it is actually a little farther away from you if you stood the same number of inches as you normally would with a given club. So consequently to get down to the ball, you have to bend down more. Now when you bend over more you are very dangerous that you might fall forward on your toes. So once you get in that position beside your ball make a practice swing, bend over and then sit just a little more to get your weight back so that you can maintain your balance while you are swinging. The biggest problem people have here is they tend to lose their balance and they want to stand up and they end up topping or hitting the shot farther right. It will curve a lit bit right because of the slope. Just allow for that with your aim, do your routine, do your practice swing and stay out over the ball, staying balanced. You are better off to take an extra club here and not swing as hard. So that you can maintain your balance, balance is the key to that shot.

About the Instructor
Jack Lumpkin
Jack Lumpkin
Sea Island Golf Club
100 Retreat Ave.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Tel: 912-638-5119

Jack Lumpkin is a legendary instructor to PGA Tour Pro Davis Love III and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #12 instructor in the world.


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