Quick tip: Ball above, or below your feet

7 Ball above your feet or below your feet

When playing on a side slope with the ball above your feet. Take a wide stance good solid balance. Grip down the shaft; stand closer to the ball. Take one or two practice swings to check balance, timing, rhythm, keep your swing pattern consistent, 1-2 nice and easy. Maintain your balance throughout the swing.

Important that you check the line to your target, a ball above you feet will always turn left- (Imagine aircraft banking to the left) the flight of your ball will be the same. Aim to the right of the flag / target to compensate. Do not rush the shot, take the club back smooth and low in line with the target, and make sure your shoulders turn square.

Do not lean to the side, keep your head still eyes on the ball left arm in control – pull down with the left turning the upper body, accelerate to the ball but with timing and rhythm, club face square at impact hit right through the ball, do not look up until the ball has gone.

When the ball is below your feet same set up, but the ball will always turn right, so aim left of your target. Most high handicap players make the mistake of bending over to compensate for the ball being lower, DO NOT do that, you must maintain your normal posture back straight, just bend your knees more.

If you are on a practice round and not holding other players up, take two balls and play shots from difficult positions, then when you are in competition you will know the shot to play and have confidence.

Remember that difficult shots can be avoided by good course management always select your target. You always try to avoid a bunker or water so apply the same principle when you can see hills or a sloping bank.  Make sure your target is on the fairway short grass level ground.

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