Advanced Golf Tips On How To Deal With Bare Lies

Hitting the perfect shot from a bare lie is one of the common challenges that many amateur golfers struggle with and believe it or not, even a number of professional golfers tend to struggle with this from time to time. What you need to understand is that in this game, there are all sorts of things that can happen which will affect the game play for anyone, even a professional player. Therefore do not make the mistake of thinking that just because you are starting out, you should not make mistakes. There is not a single person in the world who can learn without making mistakes. Besides, it is from the mistakes that you learn better either way.

  • Basically, a bare lie is a situation where you do not have enough grass or no grass at all under the ball, and the ground is so firm. There are a number of reasons why this could be the case, in most cases the weather conditions might be the main cause of the dryness.
  • The biggest fear for a lot of players when they are playing this shot is that if they hit behind the ball, they will hit it so hard and send it crashing into whichever tree or obstacle the ball will come cross, since there is not much of a resistance on the ground to control the ball otherwise. Apart from that, some players are also afraid of attempting this shot perhaps because they are afraid if they hit the ball thin, it will not get a good backspin and as a result it will keep rolling on forever.
  • All of these are things that can and have happened to a lot of people in the past, but this does not mean that you cannot get just the right hit on the ball to send it one putt away from glory.
  • The ultimate goal here is to make sure that you hit the ball and not the ground. As you line up this shot, you need to have around 80% of your weight on your foot that is as close as possible to the hole. By so doing you will have moved/leaned slightly further from the ball, allowing you a steeper swing, for which reason you do not have to worry about the effect of the ground as you play this shot.