Master the downhill lie


  • Golf
  • Sunday, 26 May 2024

Bryson DeChambeau dealing with the ball below his feet at the PGA Championship last week. — AFP

GOLF course designers like to set greens into slopes and they punish hot approach shots that get tangled on a bank – leaving a downhill chip.

In this case the downslope effectively delofts the clubface and promotes heavy contact. The pros say the key to thwarting both is the angle of attack. Hit down crisply on the ball with your most lofted wedge and you can get it to pop up softly.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

golf , technique , tips

   

Next In Golf

Golf-Woods exits US Open, says it 'may or may not be' his last
Golf-Belgian Detry hits the target at U.S. Open
Golf-McIlroy heads out early at Pinehurst with share of U.S. Open lead
Golf-McIlroy credits good mindset in strong U.S. Open start
Jing Xuen and Mirabel add spark to ladies amateur tournament
Jing Xuen and Mirabel add spark to ladies amateur tourney
Golf-McIlroy shares U.S. Open lead with Cantlay after bogey-free start
Golf-USGA 'serious' about pathway for LIV Golf players into U.S. Open
Golf-Scheffler able to laugh after arrest at PGA as he focuses on U.S. Open
Golf-Rahm withdraws from U.S. Open due to foot injury

Others Also Read