How to Conquer Lies in Golf

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Whether playing professional or private golf, you will run into a bad lie from time to time. Bad lies are part of the game and are sometimes unavoidable. The bad lie comes from missing the fairway by an inch or two. The idea that comes into place is launching the driver of the lie. However, the challenge here is that if you take a swing regularly, you will risk sliding under the golf ball and make contact with the clubface top part. You will get frustrated as there is no power produced and the ball comes out with no or less zip.

If you move your legs on the downswing, a hollow impact will be experienced. This movement also makes the clubhead run down to the lawn. This is a good move if you are experiencing a standard lie. However, in the case the ball is bungled up, you must make a few adjustments to the process.

For you to get out of the rough, practice the following golf instructions to achieve better swings. First, you must hold the club head up to the level of the golf ball while standing tall at the place. Second, take a typical backswing. Then, start down and make a softer shift with the lower body parts. All this time, you must stay tall through to get a sensation as the arms swing past you. The most important thing is to keep your legs quiet. Most people deliver the center of the club face to the golf ball to retain more of the sweeping motion. If you hit it down and through, it will go against what most of us have been instructed.

Getting out of the rough is not a simple task. Next time you find yourself in deep rough, follow these tips. Select the club that will give you a chance to take the ball back into the fairway.
• Select the club you feel will give you the best opportunity to advance the ball back into the fairway.
• Play the ball in the middle of stance and remember to square the clubface
• Compensate for the lie by choking the golf club down
• Carry out the practice swings in similar grass, but farther from the ball to avoid disturbing the golf ball and give away a penalty
• Move your club over the grass until swing is realized. You may initiate a move on the ball if you set the club down in the grass

Most golfers, when faced with a tight lie in the fairway, tend to stay still and help the ball move up. They can either hit it from behind or catch it thin. Making a solid contact is essential in golfing world. You can achieve this by moving your weight in the direction of the swinging club. If the club comes back, the weight comes back also; if the club goes forward, the weight also moves forward.

Author: Anthony Green

I have come to love golf and enjoy improving my game as I gain experience and improve my health as I continue with my new found love for sports.