Here in the lowcountry, hills are hard to come by unless…. you are at the Ocean Course and missed the fairway! I was talking with a student about the concept of a Trouble Shot and realized ya’ll are trying to memorize what to do in this situation instead of thinking what I should change in my swing to get me out of this trouble. Therefore this article was born!
A trouble shot is a shot that affects you from taking a normal golf swing. The four major trouble shots are categorized as Up Hill, Down Hill, Ball Above Feet and Ball Below Feet. I went ahead and made a chart explaining what you need to do and WHY! I want these trouble shots to make sense why you change your swing. If it makes sense hopefully you don’t have to memorize it, you will instead just do it!
Remember, a trouble shot means you are in a bit of trouble. Don’t try to be a hero and go for it. This usually puts you back in trouble. Instead, check your situation out and think what is the best thing to do so you can get out trouble. Sometimes taking a small swing to get you back in the fairway can save you and put you at an advantage in your next shot to finish the hole strong.
Here is the Chart to download to have, print, and study! If you are having trouble downloading please email me and I can send you a copy through email too!