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PostSubject: Re: How to play down slope lie?   Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:13 pm

I've not gone through the other posts but my take on this topic is as follows:

- Assuming your "downslope" means that (for right hand golfers) your left leg is now lower than your right leg.
- In such a situation, because of the stance, my swing is likely to come down closer to your right and therefore, I would position myself such that the ball is closer to my right foot.
- Further, because the clubface meets the ground earlier, it is likely that the clubface would be more closed so I would elect to play a shorter iron and sacrifice distance for lift. If not, I would find it difficult to carry the ball and may end up topping the ball instead or hitting it fat.
- With a short distance chip or pitch, I think the wedge would have a more open face upon impact (seeing that contact with the ball is earlier than it would have been if the stance was flat). As such, I would position myself to aim more left to compensate for the open face contact which obviously pushes the ball more to the right.

My 2 cents. It may seem unorthodox and if so, I welcome feedback too so that I can improve as well Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How to play down slope lie?   Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:17 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I've not gone through the other posts but my take on this topic is as follows:

- Assuming your "downslope" means that (for right hand golfers) your left leg is now lower than your right leg.
- In such a situation, because of the stance, my swing is likely to come down closer to your right and therefore, I would position myself such that the ball is closer to my right foot.
- Further, because the clubface meets the ground earlier, it is likely that the clubface would be more closed so I would elect to play a shorter iron and sacrifice distance for lift. If not, I would find it difficult to carry the ball and may end up topping the ball instead or hitting it fat.
- With a short distance chip or pitch, I think the wedge would have a more open face upon impact (seeing that contact with the ball is earlier than it would have been if the stance was flat). As such, I would position myself to aim more left to compensate for the open face contact which obviously pushes the ball more to the right.

My 2 cents. It may seem unorthodox and if so, I welcome feedback too so that I can improve as well Smile

your ball postioning is same as how i will normally do so, but i will also have a more open stance instead of the normal address postion. but how will you take your backswing and follow through?
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PostSubject: Re: How to play down slope lie?   Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:32 pm

DeadSoul wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
I've not gone through the other posts but my take on this topic is as follows:

- Assuming your "downslope" means that (for right hand golfers) your left leg is now lower than your right leg.
- In such a situation, because of the stance, my swing is likely to come down closer to your right and therefore, I would position myself such that the ball is closer to my right foot.
- Further, because the clubface meets the ground earlier, it is likely that the clubface would be more closed so I would elect to play a shorter iron and sacrifice distance for lift. If not, I would find it difficult to carry the ball and may end up topping the ball instead or hitting it fat.
- With a short distance chip or pitch, I think the wedge would have a more open face upon impact (seeing that contact with the ball is earlier than it would have been if the stance was flat). As such, I would position myself to aim more left to compensate for the open face contact which obviously pushes the ball more to the right.

My 2 cents. It may seem unorthodox and if so, I welcome feedback too so that I can improve as well Smile

your ball postioning is same as how i will normally do so, but i will also have a more open stance instead of the normal address postion. but how will you take your backswing and follow through?

Good point. My backswing and downswing will be steeper - this depends on the angle of the slope. The steeper the angle, the steeper the swing. As far as followthrough is concerned, I'll do my best to maintain a normal followthrough but that may be difficult given the uneven stance.
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PostSubject: Re: How to play down slope lie?   Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:26 am

Ssquirrel wrote:
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So...best is to check on youtube. Wink
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