[TIPS] Conquering The Challenging Slopes

On golf courses, there usually are many uneven lies that are unlike driving ranges, requiring golfer to pay more attention and consideration to make various adjustments. The 03 easy steps you should do first are: swing several times to feel the slope, slow down your swing to 25% and shorten it to one fourth of normal.

[TIPS] Conquering The Challenging Slopes

Source: Second Swing Golf Blog

This guide by Derek Nannen – the Director of Instruction for the Eagle Mountain Golf Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona will give more details about how to deal with these 02 challenging landscape: Ball above – Feet below (left slope) and Ball below – Feet above (right slope)

Ball above – Feet below

[TIPS] Conquering The Challenging Slopes

Source: Golf Tips Mag

In this kind of lie, to keep your balance in swings, shift your weight to the toes and try to find a right spot. Notice to keep your back upright, because the ball lies higher and closer, so the swing plane will be steeper making easier to hit the club to the ground. Use a less lofted club and aim to the right of the target line to offset the slope.

Ball below – Feet above

[TIPS] Conquering The Challenging Slopes

Source: Golf Tips Mag

Despite the opposition to the one above, this kind of slope is considered one of the biggest objection even to professional golfers. The setup position requires golfer to put the body on the heels, straight up back but bend the knees more because of the far and low lie of the ball. This also increase the possibility to thin or top the shot. Use a high lofted to raise the backspin of the ball and prevent slices (the ball flies in a left-to-right curve)

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