Golf Swing Instructions: How To Determine The Lie Of Your Ball

golf swing instructionsOne of the best golf swing instructions is to learn how to perform the Locked-Knees Technique™.

The reason why this is one of the best golf swing instructions is that by performing the Locked-Knees Technique™ you will be able to determine whether you have a hook, slice or flat ball lie.

You definitely will be able to improve your golf game by learning the Locked-Knees Technique™.

Many tee boxes as well as fairways are very deceptive in terms of how the surface is sloped. You may think you have an even ball lie when actually having a slice or hook lie.

You may assume a slice lie when actually facing an even or hook lie.

If you purposely hit your golf shot to the left of your target line, assuming you have a slice lie when actually having a hook lie, you will severely mishit your ball even further to the left of your target. There is one thing for sure, you will not hit your golf ball straight.

On the other hand, you may assume a hook lie when actually facing a slice lie.

If you intentionally hit your ball to the right of your target, assuming you have a hook lie when actually having a slice lie, you will hit your ball even further to the right of your target.

Not knowing the lie of your ball, whether on a tee box or in a fairway, is a recipe for disaster.

One of the best golf methods to determine whether you are faced with either a hook or slice lie and therefore need to make some adjustment to allow for it or, you simply have an even lie, is to perform the Locked-Knees Technique™.

Here’s how to use this golf swing tip:

STEP 1: While standing behind your ball and facing your target, place your right foot directly behind your ball and take a comfortable stance with your left foot to the left.

STEP 2: Then straighten your legs to the maximum and lock your knee joints. Keep your knee joints locked until all steps are completed.

STEP 3: Next, place your hands horizontally on the metal portion of one of your clubs  in an even manner, with your hands separated by about 1 and 1/2 feet.

STEP 4: Then lock both of your elbow joints and observe whether your club shaft slants downward to your left side, downward to your right side or remains level.

If your club shaft slants downward to your left side it will indicate a hook lie.  If your club shaft slants downward to your right side it will indicate a slice lie.

However, if your club shaft neither slants downward in either direction it will indicate an even lie.

Even though a tee box or fairway may appear to be sloped in some other direction, you will know whether you have slice, hook or flat lie in relation to your body when you perform this technique, which is all that matters in terms of deciding how to hit straight golf shots.

Learn how to use the Locked-Knees Technique™ to determine whether you truly are faced with a hook, slice or even lie and watch your game improve and your golf scores plummet.

You then may agree this could be one of the best golf swing instructions ever revealed.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.