Do you struggle when you're trying to send a ball high over a tree when in trouble or hoping to find some extra yards when hitting a longer shot downwind. Samantha Head explains how it can be done.
There are two reasons for hitting a high shot, one being to go over an obstacle, generally a tree, and the other when hitting a longer shot downwind.
When choosing a club, select a more lofted club, but bear in mind the club will go a shorter distance so if you know you will come up short then it’s worth playing sideways.
The key component to a high shot is ball position. It’s important to position the ball further forward in your stance. Keep your stance narrow.
To ensure the ball flies high stay down through the shot. This is opposite to what most golfers think, believing they need to hit up to get the ball in the air. The downward blow will encourage the ball higher, so feel like you are keeping your head down a touch longer than usual.
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