How To Hit Shots With Ball Above Your Feet

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

21 Responses to “How To Hit Shots With Ball Above Your Feet”

  1. Great advice Paul. I play a mountain course close to my house and I always get myself into trouble with these types of lie.
    I’m still having trouble not pulling the ball too much off of this lie.
    Sometimes it’s hard for me to know how far to stand from the ball.
    Also working on not swinging hard. It is a challenge!

    • Paul Wilson

      August 6, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Steve,

      You will never stop pulling it from this lie. I pulled it! Just got to play for it. Aim right. You could even open the face a little. This will reduce the pull. Not too much thought or you will blow it right. Once you get a little more confidence with these shots you will be able to dial them in better.

  2. August 6, 2014

    RonCalabrese

    Great lesson, Paul. The everlasting problem in these situations is that sometimes you pull off the great shot. Then you think you can do it again and disaster strikes. Good course management is playing the odds based on your talent level, taking a bogey if necessary and moving on to the next hole.

    Ron Calabrese

  3. August 6, 2014

    DavidJones

    Paul, do you move the ball a bit back in your stance for this shot or is the ball position normal? I really enjoy the playing lesson aspect.

    Regards.

    David

    • Paul Wilson

      August 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      David,

      You can certainly do this. Just experiment to see what works for you. Don’t drop it behind center though.

  4. August 6, 2014

    Tom

    Hi Paul, love these playing tips! Thanks

  5. I still love you Paul for fixing my 20plus year slice in 30 seconds with powerless arms and thumbs to the target. Went to the driving range today and had a playfull time with driver and 3 iron hitting high draws; pull hooks; push hooks and only a couple of slice spin hits. As you say its all about getting the correct spin on the ball; then sort out direction with the left hip and body. cant believe I spent 20 years slicing with very ugly divots. I’ll try and get a few friends to join Ignition Golf.
    A very happy customer working on the spin.

  6. Paul, great explanation on course management….on your future tips on these kind of lies would you please indicate ball position for us higher handicappers. Thanx

    • Paul Wilson

      August 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Harvey,

      If I don’t say it use your normal ball position. In this case you can drop it back a little if it helps. Never behind center though.

  7. August 6, 2014

    LouisBond

    Paul, I repeat Harvey’s question about ball position. I have a PGA dvd & it is mentioned you play the ball a little more back in the stance. Is this right or wrong?

    Thanks,
    louis

  8. August 6, 2014

    BrianClaffey

    This is a great tip Paul and I liked the course management part especially.

    Many thanks.
    Brian.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Brian,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks. Trying to find time to shoot some more. Need a course with no one on it. This is tricky.

  9. Hi Paul;
    Depending on the severity of the slope, should you not choke down more on the club? I noticed you said about an inch for your shot.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 7, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Micheal,

      Yes. This was a good slope. More than that and I would have gripped down more. You can feel this amount as you set up to the ball.

  10. August 7, 2014

    ERIABBERA

    Hi Paul,
    Here is a scenario. The ball is lying above feet on a downhill. Do we align straight to the target?

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