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Question on Shot Making:

What should you focus on if you have a shot with a downhill lie?

With any uneven lie you want to make sure that your shoulders match or run parallel to the slope. With a downhill lie this means that your left shoulder will be significantly lower than your right if you are right handed.

The ball will tend to fly low and come out "hot" or with more roll. You will need to club down a club or two depending on the severity of the slope. In other words, you may grab a 9 iron where you would normally hit a 7.

Because of the angle of your shoulders you will tend to swing more to the outside or steep, causing an outside-in swing path and the ball to fade or slice to the right. Aim more to the left to off-set the rightward curve of the ball. Again, gauge this with the severity of the slope.

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