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Advanced Shot For Tricky Downhill Lies

Advanced Shot For Tricky Downhill Lies

Advanced Shot For Tricky Downhill Lies

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2 and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools.  Any type of golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Monthly Golf Tips by the Mel Sole Golf School.

This month’s video golf tip is for advanced golfers. Mel demonstrates how the “Tomahawk” shot can help you save strokes on tricky downhill lies. Watch as I describe “The Tomahawk Shot” to play both downhill lies around the green or the ball on a downslope in a bunker.  It works for both!

Set up.

Normally on a downhill lie, you would play the ball towards your back foot.  However, this shot needs a lot of hight, so play the ball forward in the stance and allow the club to move downward, parallel to the slope.

Tomahawk Shot.

I call this shot the Tomahawk Shot because you play it like chopping wood with an ax. Using a lob wedge, pick the club up almost vertically, and as you come down into the shot, pull the clubface across the ball, keeping the clubface facing the sky.  In order to do that you need to “chicken wing” the lead arm.  This shot is not hard, but it is all technique!  You can use exactly the same motion when you have a ball in a bunker, but right up against the back edge.

Now that you know how to play the Advanced Shot For Tricky Downhill Lies,  head to the range to build some confidence in the unique stroke saving shot!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching Advanced Shot For Tricky Downhill Lies  This shot takes quite a bit of practice.  But it’s worth it when you pull it off on the course!

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The “Tomahawk” Shot

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