Mak­ing Good on a Bad Lie

How to hit the green from a divot

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play -

ou bomb a drive, but when you get to the ball, you nd it smack in the mid­dle of an old divot. First thing: Get over it. It’s prob­a­bly not as bad as you think. Es­pe­cially if the hole has been lled with sand, you can play a nor­mal shot – with a few ad­just­ments. The se­cret to mak­ing good con­tact here is hit­ting down on the ball. Play it back an inch or two in your stance, and put more weight on your front foot.That pro­motes a steeper back­swing, which, in turn, steep­ens the down­swing.You’ll catch the ball rst and drive it out (be­low).

YButch Harmon

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