Hit Downhill Pitches Closer To The Hole

Jonathan Yarwood

Jonathan Yarwood

Golf Magazine Top 100, UK PGA Master Professional, Golf Digest Best in South Carolina

When you find your ball resting on a downhill slope close to the green, we need to be able to hit the ball without chunking or blading it.

You’ll want to use the most lofted club in your bag because the slope is going to naturally deloft the club. Get your body working with the topography of the shot, so about 80% of your weight into your lead side in this shot.

From there, with an open stance and a pitch swing, you want to make sure your body keeps turning as your swing goes down with the slope.