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Simply taking practice swings with your stance at different levels can help prepare you for how it will feel on the golf course. Use a step or bench to simulate the uneven slope. This will not only help your swing technique but help you develop strength and balance as well.
Here is another variation of the uphill and downhill lie drill.
Uphill and Downhill Lie Drill with Speed
- Simulate an uphill lie by placing your front foot on a step or bench.
- Lean your weight slightly towards your back foot and hold a club or hand weight as if you were going to hit a shot.
- Swing to the top and stop to make sure that your weight is loaded into your back leg.
- Feel the weight on the inside of the back foot and keep the back knee slightly flexed.
- Step carefully over the bench and assume a downhill lie, angling your body towards the slope.
- Take a full swing and hold finish. Make sure you pivot off of your back foot.
- Repeat uphill and downhill lie drill for 8 to 10 repetitions.
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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA. Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.
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