Do you struggle to know how to play a good shot when your ball finishes on a side hill lie? If so, Samantha Head offers helpful golf instruction on how to best approach these shots.


On an uphill lie the ball is higher than your back foot but lower than your front. The slope acts as a launching pad adding height to the ball (see the club across my shoulders). Therefore, if you have a 7-iron distance, a 6-iron will fly a similar distance as there is more loft.



When your back foot is higher than your front the ball will fly lower. Keep your shoulders parallel with the slope and use a more lofted club. The trajectory of the ball will fly lower so by adding loft it will keep the ball high and also carry a good distance. Remember to stay down on the ball through impact as it is natural to try and lift the ball.

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