Golf Tip – Downhill Lie in a Bunker

October 23, 2015 Posted by Matt

downhill lieOne of the more difficult shots in golf occurs when you find your ball in a downhill lie in a bunker.  You need to get the ball into the air, and the lie naturally makes this difficult.  To hit this shot, play the ball a little back of center in your stance.  Tilt your shoulders so their angle matches the slope of the ground in the sand trap.  Take the club back low to the ground, and then try to skim the ball out by taking just a sliver of sand under the ball.  The ball will come out of the sand and will usually run a good deal on the green.  Play the shot accordingly, and settle for getting the ball onto the green.