Troys Tips

Handling Downhill Lies

How to handle a downhill lie.  Choose a more lofted club and choke down on it.  Move the ball to the middle of your stance.  Tilt your shoulders to match the slope.  Close your stance to level your hips.  Make a three quarter swing concentrating on keeping your balance throughout the swing.

How to Handle a Ball Above Your Stance

Here is how to handle a ball that is above your stance.  Sole the club to establish your posture and the plane of your swing.  Grip Down on the club.  Move the ball back in your stance from where it would normally be in a level lie.  Stand more upright with knees flexed into the hill.  Make a three quarter swing concentrating on keeping your balance throughout the motion.  The ball will tend to fly to the left of the target.

Handling the Ball Below Your Stance

Here is how to handle a ball below your stance.  Sole the club to establish both your swing plane and posture.  Stand closer to the golf ball.  Move the ball a bit more forward in your stance from where it would normally be in a level lie.  Widen your stance, pigeon toe your feet and flex your knees into the hill.  Finally, make a three-quarter swing concentrating on keeping your balance throughout the swing.  The ball will tend to fly right of the target.

How to Handle Uphill Lies

Here is how to handle uphill lies.  Open your stance until your hips are level.  Keep shoulders parallel to the target.  Flare your forward foot.  Tilt your shoulders to match the slope.  Position the ball in the middle of the stance.  Finally, make a three quarter swing and just concentrate on keeping your balance throughout the swing. The ball tends to fly higher and shorter.  Take more club.

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