Ball Below Feet Lie

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
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.

Subscribe Today

Get our best training tips, videos, and tee times deals -- straight to your inbox

Tee Times Deals to your inbox
Join our mailing list today!


Pablo G.  Scored 89 at  Rio Hondo Downey, California

Craig T.  just went PRO!

Joe E.  Scored 96 at  Legacy Ridge Bonham, Texas

Alex M. unlocked the Golf Guru Achievement!
Reviewed 5 golf courses.

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Long Greenside Bunker Shots Watch Video>>

Tee Time Deals

Saturday, Mar 24 to Thursday, Mar 29

Cure For Slice Shots: Fix Grip To cure your slice, practice this two tee drill to check if you have the correct grip
A Good Grip Every golfers grip should be unique but there are several fundamentals that must be followed in order to hit the ball straight
Backswing Shoulder Turn In a two plane swing the shoulders turn more level to the ground. With the one plane swing the arms swinging across the body turn your shoulders naturally, making the windup easier by keeping the body more centered with less lateral movement.

Find a Golf Course

Please enter some search criteria.
Popular Golf Courses
Top 100 Courses Book Tee Times