Pitching Off Slopes Around the Green: Downhill Sidehill Lie

One of the hardest things about golf is that we play on uneven surfaces thus no shot is ever the same.  In fact, the severity of the slope can have dramatic effects on the shots you hit and can cause you to miss the ball in directions you didnt think were possible.  In this video series I will show you the four different lies you will find when you play and how to adjust for them so you can find the ball closer to the pin next time around.

This lie is the easiest one to lose your balance on because people tend to fall forward into their toes and the hosel comes out towards the ball and a shank can occur very easily.  The key is to set up with your weight on your heels and a touch more knee bend to keep your center of gravity stable.  If you do so, you will hit the center of the blade, if not, look for the shank!

Watch my video series on YouTube ‘fore’ an example on this pro tip and others.