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Uneven Lies Part 3 - Side Hill.

Uneven Lies Part 3 – Side Hill.

Uneven Lies Part 3 – Side Hill.

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 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.

This is our monthly golf by Mel Sole.

Ball Above the Feet

In Picture #1, the ball is above my feet. This means that to keep my normal posture, I must grip the club a little shorter. If I do not, the club will hit the ground first.  Or, as a good friend of mine once said – “I hit the big ball instead of the little ball.”

Sidehill - Ball Above the Feet.

Picture #1

Address Position.

Here is one of the errors I see out on the course – Picture #2 – straightening the body and especially the legs – to compensate for the club feeling too long – this position will tend to make you lose your balance very easily – something you do not want at any time.

Uneven Lies Part 3 - Side Hill.

Picture #2

Here are a few rules:

  1. Take one club more ( a 7 instead of an 8) – play the ball off the middle of your stance.
  2. Aim to the right (for right-handed golfers) as the ball will tend to hook or pull.
  3. Grip the club shorter – more slope means a shorter grip.  Make sure you are in your normal posture.
  4. Make as smooth a swing as possible – don’t try and pull the ball back online – it will do that on its own.

As a regular driving range does not have areas to practice uneven lies, take your practice to the course.  When the course is not busy, try a few shots off a sidehill lie to gain the confidence you need during a normal round.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for reading – Uneven Lies Part 3 – Side Hill.

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