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Hitting it Low

There are some things in our set up position and golf swing that can help us keep the ball down, or hit the ball low in certain situations. This is helpful in windy conditions or if you need to keep trajectory low, perhaps under branches of…
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Hitting it High

There are a few things in our set up and golf swing that will help us to hit the ball higher. Maybe you need to get the ball up quickly over a tree or perhaps over the lip of a bunker. This instruction is not intended for people who are topping…
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Intentional Hook

When we want to hook the ball intentionally, I always suggest making adjustments in your set up position rather than adjustments in your golf swing. So long as your swing is relatively on plane, this is almost always the easier way to go. We…
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Intentional Slice

When we want to slice the ball intentionally, I suggest making adjustments in your set up position rather than adjustments in your golf swing. So long as your swing is relatively on plane, I believe it is always easier to handle these specialty…
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Uphill Lies

Many players, especially beginners, actually find slight uphill lies easier to handle than flat lies. With your longer, less lofted clubs, it’s easier to launch the ball higher and get it up in the air. When you’re in a situation with a…
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Downhill Lies

There are a few things we need to consider when confronted with a downhill lie. Even when struck perfectly, shots from these lies will tend to come out lower and run out more than shots from a flat or uphill lie. The ball may also have a small…
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Sidehill Lies - Ball Below Feet

Many players operate under the assumption that when the ball is below their feet, shots will tend to slice to the right. Although many players have problems slicing the ball, this sidehill situation does not contribute substantially to shots…
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Sidehill Lies - Ball Above Feet

There are some important accommodations that we need to make when the ball is sitting above our feet in a sidehill situation. Depending on the club being used and the severity of the slope, the ball will tend to come out to the left, therefore…