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Grant Gulych

Grant Gulych

 

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2015 World Cup Senior Champion

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Side Hill Lies




When playing the ball below your feet you have to change several

aspects of your set up to execute the shot. The first is alignment (1),

aim slightly left of your target as the downhill lie will

promote left to right ball flight for right-handers or the opposite for

lefties or slight fade. The second change is the posture, you must

accentuate your knee bend (2) as the ball is below your feet and if

you don’t  you will hit the ball thin or top it.  You will also want to reduce

your back swing to keep the club on line and reduce the chance of

lifting during the swing. If you reduce the swing, take an extra club

to maintain the distance you need. The other aspect to change is to

have the weight slightly towards the front (3)








When playing the ball above your feet you have to change the following

aspects of your set up. The first is alignment (1), aim slightly right of your

target as the uphill lie will promote right to left ball flight for right-handers

or the opposite for lefties or slight draw. The second change is the posture,

you must stand more upright (2) as the ball is above your feet, if you don’t  

you might hit it thick. You will also want to reduce your back swing to

keep the club on line and reduce the chance of lifting during the swing.

If you reduce the swing, take an extra club to maintain the distance you

need. The other aspect to change is to have the weight balance on

your feet (front and back evenly) (3) You want to choke down on the

grip to reduce the distance between your hands and the ball.