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How to Overcome Awkward Lies and Troubles- Golf Teaching Tool

By: Peter Shine

Many of the practice areas are flat. It is much easier to hit the golf ball in a flat surface. However, most of the golf courses are not. A master golfer could manufacture shots and get the golf ball onto the green from any lies. A consistent swing shape could definitely improve your technique in controlling those awkward lies. This article serves as a golf training aid to improve your skills in dealing with different awkward lies and troubles.

Uphill Lie- Golf Teaching Tool

The upward slope just likes a wall, which block the fly of the ball. Therefore, it should be necessary to add lofts to the club which means the ball will fly higher and result a loss of distance. You should address the ball with your body at the same angle as the slope and put more weight on the right foot and align your shoulders to the slope. Lean into the hill on the downswing and keep the club and the body moving up the slope and sweep the ball up the hill.

Downhill Lie- Golf Teaching Tool

A downhill slope would de-loft the clubface and a club with more loft could put more height and carry on the golf ball. Your weight should be set to the left foot and to stay balance when you make the turn. You should address the ball so it is closer to your back foot. On the downswing, you should keep a solid base on the left leg and fold the right leg. The clubhead should follow the slope of the hill and let the right leg go walkies with the golf ball.

Sand Trap- Golf Teaching Tool

Remember it is the rule which prohibit to touch the sand with your club. Check your escape route from the bunker to the flag. Wiggle your shoes into the sand to get a firm foot holding. The set-up would be similar to a pitch shot that your downswing should follow your left shoulder line. In addition, you should also estimate the resistant from the sand. Practice repeatedly to judge how hard or how long your backswing to produce your desire shot. In case you are not lucky enough to get a good lie on the sand, the followings are the tips of getting out of different troubles,

a. Ball Under the Lip

The major objective of your shot is to get out from the bunker and you could not expect a very good accuracy of your shot. Hit the ball hard up and under to get the ball fly out from the lip.

b. Ball in Buried Lie

The golf is buried into the sand and only the top of the ball could be seen. A standard bunker shot could not be worked in this case. The shot should be played further back in your stance. The club should be lifted up steeply and chop the leading edge into the sand. Similarly, this setting could be applied to the ‘poached egg’ lie.

Rough- Golf Teaching Tool

Similar to the sand trap, your major objective is to get out from the rough in the shortest route. There are heavy rough and light rough in the golf course you may encountered,

a. Heavy Rough

Remember it is the rule which prohibit to lay the grass back with your foot. You could not expect to get the distance in the deep rough, but just try to get the ball out. The shot should be played well back in your stance. You should try to pick the clubhead up steeply and hit down as vertical as possible at the back of the ball to pop out the ball.

c. Light Rough

The light rough is frequently found in the golf course, and therefore you may find many instance that you are in it. However, the shot in the light rough is usually unpredictable. It is suggested to have more frequent practice in the light rough to get a better control on this shot. The shot should be played further back in your stance. A club with more loft should be used to get a hook with more roll.

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About the Author: Peter Shine has been the professional golf trainer for more than 10 years. He is now acting as a professional Consultant for the Sport Department in GeniusChoice.com. To find more golf training tips and respective information in golf products, please visit website: geniuschoice.com/golf-training-aid

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