How to Pound One From A Downslope
The 'down-and-through' move that makes this lie easy is good for your regular full swing, too
By Donald Crawley
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• Most of the courses you play have hilly fairways.
• You don't feel comfortable over uneven lies.
Your lie in the fairway is tilted just enough toward the target to give you fits. You don't feel very confident when your left foot is lower than your right.
If the slope you're on isn't too severe (let's say your left foot is only a few inches below your right), you only need to fine-tune your setup and swing. That being said, if you take these alterations casually you'll hit a low screamer that won't get to the green. Follow the instructions at right.