How To Hit Shots With The Ball Below Your Feet

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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+

5 Responses to “How To Hit Shots With The Ball Below Your Feet”

  1. Hi Paul;
    More often than not, when playing a shot with the ball below my feet, I end up pulling it right. I line up a little closed to allow for the ball moving left; left hander. Would I be coming over the top? It makes no sense that I should pull that shot. Thanks.

    • Michael,

      You should be fading it if you are playing a shot with the ball below your feet. I would think that in this situation you are not using your legs as you should due to the lie. No legs and you will hit with the arms sending you over the top. Make sure you are trying to do a normal swing with the ball a little back in the stance and the knees more flexed to make up for the slope. You are still going to get through it as you would on a normal shot. I would try to do some practice swings on a flat area near the shot then step up to it and make the adjustments. If you do the practice swings at the ball make sure you are using your legs and hips getting to the ending point.

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    February 27, 2017


    I tried your advice today, and every shot that I hit where the ball was downhill from my feet was a good shot. Quite a contrast to my previous round. I looked for a complementary tip about how to play a shot where the ball was uphill from my feet. Is there such a tip? Or do I just to the opposite — choke up and aim right? Thanks.

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