Pitching Off Slopes Around the Green: Downhill Lie 

One of the hardest things about golf is that we play on uneven surfaces thus no shot is ever the same.  In fact, the severity of the slope can have dramatic effects on the shots you hit and can cause you to miss the ball in directions you didnt think were possible.  In this video series I will show you the four different lies you will find when you play and how to adjust for them so you can find the ball closer to the pin next time around.

It’s hard to get the ball in the air on this lie and if you follow conventional instruction you would tilt your shoulder with the slope.  This reduces loft and will cause the ball to run.  This is fine if you have green to work with, but usually you do not!  So, if you have this lie, and you have no green I would suggest centering the spine or leaning it a touch rearward with an open clubface…doing these two things will add loft and cause you to hit softer shots around the green.

Watch this video for examples of using this technique.