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Question

How does Impact-Based® Teaching apply to uneven lies?

Rick
August 31, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

Rick,

That’s a great question, and one that we haven’t covered yet in the DVDs.

The answer is actually less complicated than you might think!

Rather than bend your knees and change your swing, all you need to do is bend from the waist and adjust your spine angle.

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For example, with a downhill lie, the ball will be further away from you than it normally would be at address on the fairway. By making one simple adjustment to your body you are able to keep a normal swing and specifically, maintain your swing angle.

I demonstrate exactly what I mean in this video.

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Comments

  1. Nice tip for a sidehill lie with the ball below your feet. But what about a sidehill lie with the ball above your feet. Also, what about a straight uphill lie or a straight downhill lie. Hitting balls on a flat practice range is nice. But when I get on the course I so often don’t have flat lies. Those are the shots that I do poorly on the most.

  2. Also, hitting balls from a nice lie on the practice range is one thing. On the golf course, I’m frequently not having such a good lie as on the practice range. What about hitting shots from bad lies, out of shallow rough or out of deep rough. Those are shots that really hurt my scores.

  3. When I’m on the course playing I take practice swings which my partners say are more complete and faster than when I take my actual swing. Any thoughts on how to make the two swings closer?

  4. Bobby could you clarify the new ball flight laws thru track man compared to how we used to curve the ball right to left and left to right. There seems to be a difference.
    Thanks

  5. You mentioned the fact that with a lie below your feet the ball will tend to cut to the right but you didn’t tell us to aim left or whatever you recommend. Does changing your spine angle at address eliminate this issue?

  6. Very helpful. I have a question. I am 87 years old, luckily still play and play pretty much my age or close to. Your dvds are great, already helping my fairway woods and iron. I have difficulty getting the hip rotation I would like. I know I am old, but still retain reasonably good flexibility. Any suggestions or exercises that might help? Love your system.

  7. Bobby: on an uphill or downhill lie how should you play the ball directionally? I’ve understood that an uphill lie will produce a left veering shot and a downhill lie will tend to go right. Do you agree?

    1. Robert,
      Good question. I should probably do a new DVD on understanding the concept of “Loft is hook”. This applies to uneven lies as well as clubfitting, and is rarely discussed in the industry. The most drastic of the shots that need a compensation is the uphill lie with lofted clubs. The ball will definitely go left because of the concept “Loft is hook”. The lower lofted clubs on downhill lies will go more to the right.
      To better impact,
      Bobby

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