If you don't play on a flat course or even if you do there will be times when you have to play shots uphill or downhill. These are not the easiest shots to execute but if you follow these simple rules and practise them they will become far easier

Uphill Lies

  • Take a longer club (i.e. iron 6 instead of iron 7) - The slope of the hill tilts the clubface back, adding more loft to the club.
  • Position the ball more towards the front (higher) foot
  • Try to get your shoulders parallel to the hill
  • Lean into the slope slightly with your weight
  • Always try to swing with the slope, the ball will go higher than normal. Don't fight this natural occurence just be aware it's going to happen
  • Swing within yourself (perhaps 3/4 swing speed)

 Downhill Lies

  • Take less club (i.e. iron 7 instead of iron 6) - The slope of the hill delofts the clubface
  • Position the ball more towards the back (higher) foot
  • Try to get your shoulders parallel to the hill
  • Lean into the slope slightly with your weight
  • Always try to swing with the slope, the ball will go lower than normal. Don't fight this natural occurence just be aware it's going to happen
  • Swing within yourself (perhaps 3/4 swing speed)

Simple rules that will help you when you have a lie that is not on perfectly even ground. Remember as always don't over complicate or over think things.

It's an easy game - Ha!Ha! Yeh right I here you say!!!


Comments

Posted 17 April 2019 at 16:03 by Margaret

Thanks Gordon. This seems to simplify the thinking for these lies. Just need to try it out!


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