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Quick Golf Tips - Get Down For A Ball Below Your Feet


A bad drive usually gets you into more trouble than you need. Sometimes, it lands in a clump of trees. Other times, it lands on the side of a hill, leaving you with a mid-iron approach shot to the green and the ball below your feet. If you're not adept at hitting this type of shot, you could end up getting yourself deeper in trouble and tacking extra strokes on to your score.

Below are six tips on hitting a ball below your feet:
* Use a reverse choke
* Take a wider stance
* Add more flex to your body
* Adjust your aim to your club
* Maintain your posture
* Get down, down, down


While balance is an issue, the real problem is that the ball is farther away from you than normal. You need to make several adjustments to hit the ball solidly and get it back on the fairway:

* Use a reverse choke or a longer club with a shorter swing. With a reverse choke you grab the club all the way to the very end. Also, take a wider stance and add more flex to your lower body. This brings the ball closer to you.
* Adjust your aim based on the club. For a longer club, like a 5-iron, aim more left (about 15 yards). With a shorter club, like a sand wedge, aim less left (only a couple of yards).
* Maintain your posture through the swing. If you straighten up, you'll hit the ball off the toe, pushing it right.
* Get down on the shot. Swing only 70 percent and don't try to do too much. It's a tricky shot.

Don't let a ball below your feet hurt you. Make the adjustments described above and you'll hit the ball solidly every time.


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