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Downhill Lie Part 2 of 4-Part Uneven Lies Series
by Gregory Fields, PGA
Senior Teaching Professional
Kapalua Golf Academy

"It's all in the set up...almost."

1.
Ball position is in the middle or slightly back in stance.
2.
Adjust shoulders as much as possible to match the slope of the ground.
3.
Take a more lofted club (i.e. 8 or 9 iron instead of a 7 iron), for the slope of the ground will decrease the loft of the shot.
4.

Make an effort to maintain posture throughout the entire motion while swinging down the slope.

Remember the set up is key for any uneven lie. Your stance will feel differently than with a flat lie therefore you MUST adjust your set up. By adjusting your set up you will have a better chance to hit the green and make that birdie. A smooth swing with a "gentle transition" from the top will take the fear out of these challenging shots.

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