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Uneven Lies Part 3 - Side Hill.

Uneven Lies Part 4 – Side Hill.

Uneven Lies Part 4 – Side Hill.

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This is our monthly golf tip by Mel Sole.

Incorrect Setup.

This is the 4th in our series of uneven lies.  Today we tackle the most difficult of all sloping lies.  Uneven Lies, Part 4 – Side Hill – Ball Below the Feet  In picture #1, the ball is below my feet, and I am in a position I frequently see on the course with my students.  Too much bend in the knees to reach the ball.  This will tend to make you raise as you swing through, causing you to top the ball.

Uneven Lies Part 3 - Side Hill..

Picture #1

Correct Setup.

Now in Picture #2, I have kept my legs at their normal flex and bent over more from the waist.

Uneven Lies Part 4 - Side Hill.

Picture #2

Now, as long as I keep my spine angle, I will not raise.

Here are a few suggestions for the sidehill lie:

  1. Keep your normal knee flex and bend a little more from the waist.
  2. Keep the backswing short – if you try to swing to your normal position, there will be a tendency to rise.
  3. Take one more club (an 8 instead of a 9)
  4. Aim to the left as the ball will tend to fade or go to the right (for right-handed golfers)

As I have mentioned in all 4 of these tips, finding a practice facility with uneven lies is tough.  So use the golf course when it is not busy.  That way, you can hit uneven lie shots in playing conditions which will do tons for your confidence when playing for a score!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for reading – Uneven Lies Part 4 – Side Hill.  I hope this helps.

Related Posts.

Uneven Lies part 3 – Side Hill.

Uneven Lies Part 2 – Downhill Lies.

Learn Uneven Lies Part 1 – Uphill Lies.

Side Hill Pitch – Troubleshot Tuesday #26.

Steep Side Hill Lie – Troubleshot Tuesday #27.

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