Learning how to play shots from hilly lies the correct way will not help you score better, but it will also help you overcome issues in your swing technique.
The example I’m using in this video a very physically strong player, and he has some nice fast twitch muscles to produce high speed. Because he was getting out in front of the ball and had to reach back, however, he was adding loft to the club and closed the face too early. That resulted in high hooks that killed his scores on windy days.
In comes the downhill fade shot to not only make his base way more stable inside the left side to keep him behind the shot, but to also get him the feel and look of a “through-ward shot.” It gives him a more penetrating flight, and the fade keeps his downswing supported and prevents the arms and club from getting stuck behind him.
This is truly off-the-hook success. Watch the video above.