#133 Web TV: Play The Downhill Lie Chip Shot

Play The Downhill Lie Chip Shot

The downhill lie, how do we do it?

Today we’ll be doing the downhill lie, a chip shot so that it’s nice and simple for you and I’ll show you what happens when you have the ball positioned in different places. In the centre or the front of the foot, or at the back of the foot to see which way to get the best response from the ball.

Placing balls on a downhill lie, I’ll show you the best possible way to make it work.

The ball is on a downhill lie and we want to chip it onto the green. If we were to set up normally for our chip shot, we would push our hands forward a little bit. Playing the ball in line with the inside of the left heel, I’ll show you what happens. You can get away with it but it’s a bit scrappy because the ball is too far forward and you end up just hitting the leading edge (bottom of the club). You don’t get any lift and it tends to scull across the green.

Putting the ball in the middle of the stance, in line with the centre of the chest, push the hands forward and go back and through. It’s okay. We can make better contact with the ball, it comes off the club face a little bit better, but it’s not as clean as we would like.

Now to play the ball off the inside of the right heel, if you are a lefty it would be the inside of the left heel, when you do the action and get a nice clean shot. We want to make sure that we create consistency on the downhill lie and also make sure that the shot is working every single time.

Let’s try it on the outside of the right foot, lefties, the outside of your left foot. Place the ball in line with the outside of your right foot and do the action. It’s beautiful, you have much more control.

What you can do is to start experimenting with the ball position that works best for you.

I would suggest aligned with the inside of your right heel, or the outside of your right foot would be the best positions to play the downhill lie for a right handed golfer. 

If you are a leftie, obviously it’s going to be the other side, the inside of your left foot and the outside of your left foot.

Experiment with it, but play the ball off the front foot as well and play the ball off the centre, so you can understand the difference of the feel of the shot and to see where the club is hitting the ball most clean.

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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Tiffany Mika is incredibly passionate about golf and shares with you her knowledge about the game. She shows how you can have an exciting a life when you learn to play golf as you can travel the world playing exotic destinations and meeting lots of fantastic people who all share the same passion for golf.

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6 Responses to #133 Web TV: Play The Downhill Lie Chip Shot

  1. cyril tayor December 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    thank you one of my problems fixed

    • Tiffany Mika December 15, 2016 at 11:59 am #

      Hi Cyril

      You are very welcome and I am glad to hear one of your problems is fixed.

      Tiff 🙂

  2. Judy Johnson January 3, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Thanks Tiffany for today’s tip

    Wishing you a fantastic 2017

    Kind Regards
    Judy Johnson

    • Tiffany Mika January 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Hi Judy

      You are very welcome and I wish you an awesome 2017 as well.

      Tiff 😉 🙂

  3. Jill Barnes March 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    Was looking at this video again and love the way you encourage us to try the different ball positions for ourselves while giving us the example and reason you would do it a certain way.

    • Tiffany Mika April 5, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

      Hi Jill

      You know you don’t know until you try it out, that’s why I encourage to test out the different ball positions.

      Glad you enjoyed it.

      Tiff 🙂

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