Uneven Lies — Uphill Lie

Hit­ting a ball from an uphill lie will result in a shot that is high­er, short­er, and tends to go to the left. There are a few adjust­ments need­ed in your set­up to hit a ball from an uphill lie.

You need to align your body with the slope. Align your shoul­ders so they are par­al­lel with the slope. This will put the major­i­ty of your weight on your back foot. Align­ing your shoul­ders par­al­lel to the slope will allow you to use your nor­mal swing for an uphill lie.

Swing­ing up the slope will add loft to your shot, forc­ing your ball to go high­er in the air and thus a short­er dis­tance. Take more club to make up for the increased loft. If you nor­mal­ly hit a 8 iron, take a 7 iron instead, or maybe even a 6 iron depend­ing on the sever­i­ty of the slope.

Since most of your weight will stay on your back foot, you won’t be able to rotate your body through the shot as well. This will cause you to pull the ball slight­ly so aim a bit to the right.

Watch the video below to see Hank Haney show you how it’s done.

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