DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THOMAS LEVET TO ACHIEVE A SWING WITH A BALL ON AN UPHILL LIE AND HAVE IT LAND ON THE GREEN!
On a course, your ball will not always be in the easiest areas to play. Sometimes it will be on an uphill lie. This is an unusual shot, so follow these tips to know how to take it!
TAKE A MORE CLOSED IRON
Given that your ball is on an uphill lie, the angle of your club is no longer correct, for example, a 6 iron will be very open and correspond to an 8 iron. Your ball will go very high and you will be short of the green. You therefore have to adjust your equipment based on the slope and the distance. Here, you have a 6 iron distance. Use a 4 iron to keep a closed club face that will correspond to a 6 iron.
SHOULDERS PARALLEL TO THE SLOPE
So as not to go against the slope and therefore not hit the grass, place your shoulders parallel to the ground. You will feel like you have much more weight on the back leg but this is normal.
SWING ALONG THE SLOPE
To have this ball take off, you have to brush the ground and your swing must go along the slope. Stay on your right side to really hit the ball at the right angle. If you go against the slope, your club will strike the ground.
It is difficult to transfer the weight from your back leg to the front one, but you really have to remain balanced. With the right club and the right position, taking a natural swing, your ball will take off from this uphill lie. Practice on the driving range of your golf club to be ready once on the course!