“Lie determines everything.”
This is how Titleist Staff Professional Mark Blackburn wants us to think about approach shots when we’re out on the course. Hitting more greens in regulation is a key to shooting lower scores and as Mark shows, a few small adjustments in setup and swing path can turn a difficult shot from a hanging lie into a birdie opportunity.
Try Mark’s keys the next time you’re negotiating a shot with a lie above your feet:
- Stand a little closer to ball
- Grip down on the handle
- Ball position slightly back in the stance
- Aim slightly right of the target
- Swing a little more around your body and rotate through the shot