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Five easy exercises to hit better shots from bad lies.
Five exercises that will help you execute the tough shots
You might like to spend hours on the range grooving your swing, but from a neurological standpoint, that’s probably not a good idea, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear. If you only train on perfectly flat practice ranges, how can you expect your body to perform when you’re trying to flush a shot off a downhill or sidehill lie, or standing with one foot in and one foot out of a bunker?
“It takes a good amount of coordination, strength and flexibility to hit shots from awkward lies,” Shear says.“Even something as standard as a deep-rough lie can give you fits if your body isn’t prepared.”
That’s why it’s important to train your nervous system to be comfortable in any stance so it can coordinate muscle function to execute all types of shots. Shear offers five exercises to help when the ball isn’t sitting pretty. Add these to your workout.