Ah, the dreaded ball above your feet lie! Here’s West Lancs pro Gavin Abson to talk you through it
Hitting a golf ball above feet level is not only one of golf’s hardest shots, but one we are faced with far more often than we care to admit.
There are some simple setup changes you can make when you’re on the course and you have this sort of lie.
With the ball above your feet, the ball will tend to shape right to left, or draw, for a right-handed golfer. That means we need to align our body, our feet, and our shoulders, to the right of the target to allow for that shape.
The other thing you need to do is make sure that you lean into the slope, with your weight distributed towards the front of your feet rather than your heels.
Watch the short video below for my full explanation…
Golf tips: How to hit a golf ball above feet level
Originally from Solihull in the West Midlands, Gavin started his PGA training as an Assistant Professional at Cocks Moors Woods in Birmingham, where he spent five years while playing full time on the EuroPro Tour as well as caddying on the European Tour.
Gavin then spent two years as a Qualified PGA Professional at Open venue Royal Troon, before moving to The Carrick on Loch Lomond to become their Head PGA Professional. Six years later, in 2016, Gavin took up his role at West Lancs.
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