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Uneven Lies

Uneven Lies refers to any situation when the golf ball is higher or lower than a player's stance or when a player's front or back foot is lower due to the slope of the ground. It is basically anytime that a player does not have a level lie with their feet and their golf ball. Uneven lies pose a challenge as the ball will usually automatically curve in one direction or the other and it's difficult to make solid contact with the ball. Adjustments to a players set up and choice of club will help to offset these challenges.

Uneven Lies Tips

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  • Widen Your Stance to Get Lower

    When faced with a ball below your feet widen your stance. This will help get you lower to the ground. Also, bend more at the waist. The number one problem with this lie is people don't get themselves low enough to start with and don't stay down throughout the shot. It's very easy to stand up on the backswing. Make an effort to get low and then keep your chest the same distance from the ball throughout the swing.

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