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Hitting from a downhill lie is probably the most difficult sloping lie shot for amateur golfers.

The general consensus is of all the shots played from uneven lies, the downhill lie shot may be the most difficult and challenging.

The reason why; your two feet and the ball all are on different levels of the ground.

Another reason: the loft of the club is reduced, which means the ball will fly on a lower trajectory.

To perform this shot correctly you will need to transfer your weight correctly within the process of the golf swing.

Here are the key objectives

Position the ball back a bit in your stance
Take a wider stance
Match your shoulders with the the slope of hill
Take one less club

About Joel Rasho, PGA

Joel Rasho is the Head Golf Professional at The Founders Club in Sarasota, Florida.

A Michigan native, Joel started at The Founders Golf Club as First Assistant in October of 2013, after seven years at a Sarasota golf resort.  In November of 2019 Joel was named Interim Head Golf Professional after completion of his PGA Class A certification in March 2020, Joel was promoted to Head Golf Professional on April 10, 2020.

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