Junior Golf Tips: Hitting an Uphill Lie

Junior Golf Tips: Hitting an Uphill Lie

Teach Kids a Variety of Golf Shots

If kids are going to play golf, just like anybody else it is no different, they need to know how to hit every shot in the book. This is why I like to get the kids out on the golf course. Because when they do that I can set up different scenarios for them and show them what to do. In this case here as you can see, I have a ball that is on a very severe upslope. So what I am going to ask this kid to do, or I am going to show you how to do this.

On an Uphill Shot, Line Shoulders with the Slope

The first thing you do whenever you have a severe slope, the first thing you do is line your shoulders with the slope. Most people want to do what, they want to keep their shoulders even and they end up sticking the club in the ground. We don’t want that to happen. The first thing I need to do is align my shoulders with the slope. That is going to put the ball a little bit towards the front of my stance. I can take a little bit less lofted club, why, because there is already loft on the club because of the slope, and now all I am going to do is swing up the slope with my swing. You can hear very solid contact and you can watch that ball go. But once again, the kids need to know how to hit all the shots and the best place for me to show it to them is actually out on the golf course.

About the Instructor
Ty Andersen
Ty Andersen
Director, The Ty Andersen Golf Academy
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305
Phone: 239-272-7086
E-mail: TyPgaPro(at)aol.com

Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.


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