3 Keys To Playing Good Shots From Downhill Lies

Paul Ramee

Paul Ramee

Golf Digest Best in Connecticut, 2016 Connecticut PGA Teacher of the Year

There are a few adjustments you need to make to pull off a good shot from a downhill lie.

The first step is to get a wide stance for stability. Second, adjust your shoulders to match the slope so that you’re able to swing down the hill. Too many amateurs have their shoulders improperly aligned, causing them to bottom out behind the ball resulting in heavy or thin shots. Lastly, we’re going to try to swing with the slope, making a low follow-through that will allow you to catch the ball first and swing down the hill.