Playing for Par: Chipping with an uphill lie

When the weekend arrives, many golfers head out to the course with family and friends.

Often times, having a good time is replaced by the frustration of mistakes made on the golf course.

Last week on Playing for Par, I had some trouble with chipping with a downhill lie. This week, I had even more trouble, chipping with an uphill lie.

Luckily, Pat Bayley, Director of Golf at Swan Lake Resort was there to guide me through my troubles.

Here are some of the keys to success on chipping with an uphill lie:
1. Plan to loft the ball real high.
2. Because you are sending the ball higher, bump up one or two clubs. For instance, if you would usually use a 7 iron for a shot, use a 5 or 6.
3. Use the club to level your shoulders. Make sure your shoulders are level with the hill.
4. Have the ball centered between your feet.
5. Put the weight on your back foot.
5. Take a couple of practice shots to get comfortable with the feel.
6. Do not fight the hill. Work with it.

"Playing For Par" airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on NewsCenter 16.

This segment is designed with the hopes to shave strokes off your score to the point that you will one day be able to shoot par.

NewsCenter 16 is working with the U.S. Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort to make this possible.

There are also prior tips for you to view, including regular chipping and playing out of the sand.


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