Good evening, I hope this finds you well and after a successful weekend out on the course. My lesson diary does not seem to be slowing down which is fantastic, but if you do want a lesson we are looking at booking a week ahead. I have had some time for a personal life too, as I took Jane out on Saturday night to 1884 in the Fruit Market in Hull for her birthday. Steak for me and first of the season grouse for Jane meant we both 'waddled' away with very full stomachs...but it was worth it!
Over the last couple of months I have shown you how to play shots from uneven lies, this week I am going to show you how to play from a lie that slopes towards your target or a downhill lie.
The most common mistake that people make is to try and play the shot as if they are on a flat lie. This becomes a problem, because the angle between the ground and your swing becomes less, effectively shallowing the angle the club comes into the ball. This will often lead to thin or topped shots. In this picture you can see how I have way more weight on my left foot and my spine is pointing straight up to the sky
To prevent this from happening, move your weight over your left foot (right foot for left handlers) and make sure your spine is at 90 degrees to the ground. This will give you a angle of attack that is similar to your regular shot. It will give you a more consistent strike on the ball, but it will mean your ball flight will be lower. With this in mind I would recommend you take one club less than you would for that shot. In this picture my weight is much more on my right side and my spine is now at right angles to the ground.
As you are swinging the club, maintain your weight distribution and spine angle so that it favours your left foot.
Tomorrow sees the start of the final set of After Work Club Sessions. Due to the nights drawing in there are only 4 sessions in the series. I have picked what I believe to be some of the most important aspects of the game. The sessions have proved popular in the past so make sure you take advantage of one or all of them. Session start at 6pm, lasts for 90 mins at a cost of just £5.
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