An uphill lie is going to help you hit your next shot in the air but it is also going to keep you off balance with your feet and stance. Follow the few simple tips and watch the video below to hit your next uphill lie like a pro!…
Since you will be off balance, you don’t won’t to take a full swing. If you normally would use a 7 iron from this distance, then choose a 6 or 5 iron and take a 3/4 swing instead!
Take a Wide Stance
A wide stance will give you more stability. It may take away some power but you are using a longer club to combat that.
Put Your Weight On Your Front Leg
The most important thing for this shot is making sure to get your club face on the ball. To do that you will want to make sure you don’t fall side to side or backward. Put your weight on your front foot and lean just a tiny little bit into the hill so you don’t move during your swing.
Match the Slope of the Hill With Your Shoulders
You don’t want to hit into the hill so you will want to match your shoulders to the slope of the hill to allow the best possible swing and ball impact.
Put the Ball Back In Your Stance
The ball will want to fly high with an uphill lie so putting the ball back in your stance will take away some for that high trajectory and allow the ball to make its way to your target.
Swing With a Nice Easy Tempo
Don’t swing too easy and miss your target. Don’t swing too hard and loose your balance.
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I’m an LPGA Class A golf professional with over 26 years of experience in teaching golf. I can bring your game to a new level by teaching the fundamentals, psychology and functional body movement of golf based on each student’s individual learning style. I use techniques learned from highly acclaimed golf instructors and organizations such as Jimmy Ballard, David Leadbetter, Dr. Gary Wiren, Jim McLean, Dr. Debbie Crews, The LPGA, and The Titleist Performance Institute. I’m on the NIKE golf staff and I’m a TPI level II instructor, US Kids certified instructor as well as a PGA Hope Veteran program instructor and a GSGA adaptive golf instructor.
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