Ah, the dreaded ball below your feet lie! Here’s West Lancs pro Gavin Abson to talk you through it
Just like hitting a golf ball above your feet, hitting a golf ball lying below your feet is just as challenging.
There are some simple setup changes you can make when you’re on the course and you have this sort of lie.
The golf ball lying below your feet will mean the ball will deviate for a right-handed golfer from left to right. That means we need to offset that by aiming the body slightly further left of target.
Another thing to remember to do is to bend your knees so you feel more grounded and balanced. It’s likely that your weight will move more towards the balls of your feet when swinging the club, so if your bodyweight is focussed more towards your heels then that will counteract feeling too imbalanced.
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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