advanced golf shots

Starting with the Basics

The priority of the long game swing is to get your ball in play off the tee and then to progress the ball to the green, without getting into any of the course hazards.  However, golf is not played from a flat surface and the course layout and design will require that you have the ability to play more advanced shots.

Overview

If you want to lower your scores, you need to develop a fundamentally sound swing that is both consistent and repeatable.  The advanced shots course has been designed to help you adjust the golf swing fundamentals of grip, stance posture and balance to enable you to play the more difficult shots in golf.

Lessons

8

Len Stanley

The spiritual home of Green2Tee Golf

La Cala Golf Resort

Chapter Topics

What You Will Learn

The golf swing is a complex movement that requires that you develop the fundamentals of grip, stance, posture and balance.  However, more advanced players know that making adjustments to the fundamentals can allow them to shape the ball.  Shaping the golf ball will enable you to get around obstacles and attach more pins.

The course will help you to, adjust your grip, stance, posture and balance to enable you to play better shots from difficult lies.  You will learn how to make adjustment for shots where the ball is on an uphill, downhill lie above or below your feet.

The Fade Shot

So, to make the ball fade in the air you need to make some adjustments to your set up.  There are a number of ways that a fade can be achieved.   We have used the Trackman Technology to formulate these adjustments.  This is because they require minimal changes to our set up to produce the fade.

Low Shot

The aim of the shot is to hit the ball with a low-ball flight towards your chosen target. 

You might need to use this type of shot to limit the effect of wind or to manoeuvre a ball forward under an obstacle like a tree branch.

Downhill Lies

Your ball will be on a downhill slope and if you took your normal stance without making any adjustments, you would hit the ball above the equator.  This will probably result in a thinned shot, with very low-ball flight and uncontrollable distance.  This would bring the course hazards into play.

Ball Below your Feet

Your ball will be below your feet and if you took your normal stance without making any adjustments, you would hit the ball above the equator.  This will probably result in a thinned shot.  This would bring the course hazards into play.

The Draw Shot

The aim of the shot is to hit the ball with a draw trajectory towards your chosen target.  This trajectory sees the ball move in the air from right to left.

You might need to use this type of shot due to a dog leg on the hole or to manoeuvre the ball towards your target missing one of the course hazards like a tree.

High Shot

The aim of the shot is to hit the ball with a high-ball flight towards your chosen target. 

You might need to use this type of shot to stop the ball quickly on the green or get over an obstacle like a tree branch.

Uphill Lies

Your ball will be on an uphill slope and if you took your normal stance without making any adjustments, you would hit the ground before the ball.  This will probably result in a fat shot, with very little distance, bringing the course hazards into play.

Ball Above your Feet

Your ball will be above your feet and if you took your normal stance without making any adjustments, you would hit the ground first.  This will probably result in a fat shot.  You would probably hit the ground with the toe of club first. 

This would result in the club face being open as it goes through impact and result in a weak slice.  This would bring the course hazards into play.

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