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Jan 21

Written by: Marian
1/21/2013 4:18 PM  RssIcon

To increase both the caliber and enjoyment of one’s golf game, it is necessary to do more than walk up to the ball and take a swing at it. By utilizing the following information, improving you’re  course awareness, you will be amazed at the improved results you will derive.

The following scenarios are based upon the swing of a right-handed player.

When the lie matters Up Hill Lie – Left foot is higher than the right foot.

  • Ball Flight Pattern – Right to left.
  • Club Selection – Less lofted club face.
  • Balance of the Body – Shoulders level to the hill (left shoulder higher than right), weight towards the right foot.
  • Ball position – Closer to the left foot.
  • Alignment – Starting target is to the right of the final destination.
  • Club Face – Allow it to follow the contour of the land.
 


When the lie matters Down Hill Lie – Right foot is higher than the left foot.

  • Ball Flight Pattern – Left to right.
  • Club Selection – Greater lofted club face.
  • Balance of the Body – Shoulders level to the hill (right shoulder higher than left), weight towards the left foot.
  • Ball position – Closer to the right foot.
  • Body Alignment – Starting target is to the left of the final destination.
  • Club Face – Allow it to follow the contour of the land.
 


When the lie matters Side Hill Lie (Down Hill) – Golf ball is below the feet.

  • Ball Flight Pattern – Left to right.
  • Club Selection – Less lofted club face.
  • Balance of the Body – Weight equal on the heels of the feet.
  • Ball position – Closer to the left foot.
  • Body Alignment – Starting target is to the left of the final destination.
  • Club Face – Allow it to follow the contour of the land.
 


When the lie matters Side Hill Lie (Up Hill) – Golf ball is above the feet.

  • Ball Flight Pattern – Right to left.
  • Club Selection – Greater lofted club face, grip down on the club.
  • Balance of the Body – Shoulders parallel to the hill, weight equal on the balls of the feet.
  • Ball position – Towards the center of the stance.
  • Body Alignment – Starting target is to the right of the final destination.
  • Club Face

 

 

 

Leo P Tabick is the owner of the Golf Performance Academy and has been a PGA Member for over 35 years.  He teaches at the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex in Clark, NJ.  For further information, his website is www.leopga.com, email: leo@leopga.com or call him at (917)763-0307.


 

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