#130 Web TV: Playing an Uphill Lie with a Chip Shot

Playing an Uphill Lie with a Chip Shot

Here, an uphill lie, what to do?

How do we play the ball, do we play it off the front of our foot, do we play it on the inside of the left foot, do we play it off the centre, do we play it off the back foot? It’s guess work.

Let’s solve that today. I’m going to show you how to play a shot off an uphill lie. We’re going to be working on a chip shot “playing an uphill lie with a chip shot” today so there will be no more guess work, you will know exactly how to approach it.

There is not too much of a slope here but it will give you the exact information you need on how to play this shot.

The green is just to the right and we want to chip the ball a little bit so it lands on the green and runs up towards the hole. The thing people have a problem with is where they should be playing the ball from. I’ll give you an example. If we play from the back of the foot, it’s okay to play from there, but what you will find, especially when you are going on an uphill lie is that you will hit the ball a little bit too early, the club hasn’t come back into position and the ball shoots quite low. It shoots off along the ground. It’s okay, it doesn’t get you into any trouble.

The thing is you will find you are hitting the ball a little bit too early and you are not going to get the best response off the ball.

You can do it two ways, one, you can play it off the centre of the body and that is okay as well. Setting the ball up in the centre of the chest and pushing my hands forward a little, coming through and hold. It’s okay to do that. It’s still a good shot. Having the ball in the centre of the chest is fine.

Ideally, on an uphill lie, it is best to play the ball on the inside of the left heel, our front foot. Right handed will be the inside of the left foot, if you are a leftie it will be the inside of your right foot, your front foot.

Setting the ball in line with the inside of my left foot and then notice I push my hands way past my left leg and then do the shot and hold. Much better response of the ball off the club face.

Remember, line the ball up in line with the inside of the left heel if you are a right handed golfer. If you are a left handed golfer, line it up on the inside of your right foot. Make sure you push your hands forward and hold your position at the end of the shot. Really push your hands forward, make contact and then hold.

The ball comes off the club face really well, it pops off nicely, you would have seen that. If you saw the earlier shot where I hit the ball from in line with the right foot, it tends to stay low and scoots off with a little bit less control. We have a lot more control when we play if off the inside of the left foot.

There’s a good little tip for you, when you are on an uphill lie you will know exactly what to do when you play your chip shots.

Have an absolutely awesome day, take care, and remember; Tee it high and Let it fly.

To your golfing success,
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Tiffany Mika

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20 Responses to #130 Web TV: Playing an Uphill Lie with a Chip Shot

  1. Krystyna November 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    So that is what I should have done last weekend! I’ll put it into practice next time.

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

      Hi Krystyna

      Ok so last weekend you have learned what not to do… now you can work on what to do. 🙂

      Thanks for leaving a comment 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  2. MargAret perkins November 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    I always look forward to your tips I don’t get to practise a lot but even out on the course standing over the ball I recall what Tiffany said and quite often the shot comes off ok. I ctually have had some really good scores lately.

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

      Hi Margaret

      That’s awesome that you look forward to my tips. If you don’t get to practice much that’s ok, just keep carrying what I say with you as you are doing.

      That’s fantastic that you are having some really good scores lately.

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  3. Rhonda Balderston November 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Thanks,will practise that tomorrow,have been needing to know exactly how to do that.What club did you use?

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Rhonda

      Excellent to hear that you will be practicing it.

      The club I used was a sand wedge, but it is all dependent on how far away from the hole you are etc. But a very useful and safe shot to play.

      Tiff 😉

  4. Rhonda Purvis November 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm #

    Hi Everyone
    I have had the best day today as Tiff played 18 holes with me at Terrey Hills Par 3!!! I was so thrilled that she would give up her valuable time to guide me through the adventure.
    Can she play the game….. EVERY shot and I mean EVERY shot flew high through the air… it was beautiful to watch AND she managed a hole in one on the 14th- what a golfer.

    Throughout the ‘game”, Tiff instructed me on what I was doing wrong and after listening and applying her advice- you got it- I played a good shot. It was such a valuable afternoon for me, I will apply her ‘tips” when I next practise so she will hopefully see an improvement.

    The tip Tiff has given today is very helpful (as are all her others) as I was in this situation today and by following her instructions it works well.
    Thanks Tiff for an “awesome” day- I am going to amaze you in my next lesson.
    We are so lucky to have a teacher/instructor who gives so much of herself for us to improve and enjoy our learning journey.
    Warm regards
    Rhonda

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

      Hello Lovely Rhonda,

      You had a lot to say. Rhonda it was my pleasure playing with you yesterday. We had a lot of fun, plus you can now see that you can hold your own, even with me. You never felt like you were trying to play catch up golf and try to keep up with me… that shows how much you have progressed.

      You were steady and stuck with the strategies we have been working on to improve your golf course performance. So if you can hold your own with me and can do it with anyone! Congratulations for the awesome progress it makes me very proud to see how far you have come.

      Thank you too for a lovely dinner. I did get spoiled last night and got taken out for dinner afterwards. It was wonderful.

      Keep up the practice and the dedication to improve as last night you proved how far you have come! 🙂

      Tiff 😉 😉

  5. Beth November 23, 2016 at 2:27 am #

    Thank you . . . loved the way you explained all positions of the ball and how the ball responds to each. I love your instructions!! I’m so glad I found your tutorial videos!!

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

      Hi Beth

      Thanks for leaving a comment today. I am glad you loved how I explained all the positions of the ball and how the ball responds to each. I will look at doing more of those types of videos as well in the future… this one was a big hit!

      Thank you for your kind words about my videos I really appreciate it. 😉

      Tiff 🙂

  6. Karen November 23, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    Good easy tip. Got over the water at Bayview on 1st, 8th and 16th in last Tuesday’s comp. Your tips must be sinking in. Thanks!!

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

      Hi Karen,

      How fabulous is that hitting over the water on the 1st, 8th and 16th… congratulations. If you can do it once you can do it many times.

      Glad to hear my tips are sinking in 😉

      Tiff 🙂

  7. Dave ONeill November 23, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    Good tip Tiff. Thought the middle to back was the best position. Will keep this in mind. Assume downhill chips are played off the back foot. Maybe you could demonstrate that one sometime.

    Thanks again. -Dave O. VT

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

      Hi Dave

      Middle to back is better when you are playing off a flat lie rather than an uphill one. Go and try it out when you get an opportunity.

      Yes you have assumed correctly with the downhill chips off the ball foot. I will demonstrate that one in a few weeks. I have already got the next one ready for next week.

      Tiff 🙂

  8. Kelly November 23, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Thanks Tiff, great tips, I’ll see you soon for a lesson, your always with me on the course. Cheers Kelly

    • Tiffany Mika November 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

      Hey Kelly

      Nice to hear from you. Sure come for a lesson when you are ready. Glad to hear I am always with you on the golf course.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

      Tiff 😉

  9. Jenelle November 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Thanks Tiff you are just awesome with your tips. I love to have something to take to the practice greens and chipping is something that I’m determined to conquer! I’ll be up there tomorrow searching out the uphill chip to the green and applying your method.
    Thanks so much for your ongoing help.
    Cheers Jenelle

    • Tiffany Mika December 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

      Hi Jenelle

      Well thank you for your lovely words.

      Let me know how you go with your dedicated practice.

      Tiff 😉

  10. Jude Richardson December 13, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    Taking notes as you speak, will be putting it in to practice this week!!
    Thanks Tiff!!

    • Tiffany Mika December 15, 2016 at 11:58 am #

      Hi Jude

      Awesome I will have notes for you in the blog post for you to download later in the week.

      Tiff 🙂

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