October 02, 2020 at 06:30 PM
Hope one of you out there can be of some help here, cause its really starting to scare me. Every single time I am faced with a shot that is below my feet especially on a tight lie, and I have a wedge in my hand, I end up shanking the ball on my mishits. Every single time! I recently picked up the game again after being away for 17 years, I got my handicap down to a 3 currently and this is really the only shot I'm having major problems with. Thank god it only happens maybe once every 2-3 rounds. I feel extremely awkward ( I'm a very tall player, 6'4 to be exact.)
I invested some money into some impact tape so I can go out on the course and see where my mishits are happening on a consistent basis to do my best to figure this out myself.
When I stand over the ball with the ball below my feet the first thing that drives me nuts is how the toe of the club is higher up in the air than the heel. I don't like the look of it.
Secondly if the lie is below my feet I many times feel like I am closed to the target and I get stuck when the ball is below my feet, and I don't release my body through the ball properly. Its something that I am really having a hard time dealing with currently.
Anyone care to help and recommend a drill or two that I can work on from uneven lies? My goal is to be confident enough where I am happy to put the ball in the middle of the green when I am faced with a 100 yard shot from an uneven lie in the fairway when the ball is below my feet. Its a round killer and I want to fix it.
Could one of the reasons why this is happening is that there is too much forward shaft lean at impact during this shot? Maybe there are even a few stretching exercises I can work on in the gym for added mobility to possibly help me when I am faced with this shot?
Thank you for your time, and have a wonderful day.
Mike MSalem MA
Diego DMiami, FL
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