Perfect Your golf Swing: The Best Way To Determine The Lie Of Your Ball

If you want to perfect your golf swing you need some way to determine the lie of your ball.

The reason why you can help perfect your golf swing by determining the lie of your ball is that you will not hit your ball to your target unless you know how to address the ball in reference to its lie.

Although there may be several golf methods to determine wbest golf swing instructionshether you have a hook, slice or an even lie of your ball one my favorite ways to do is to learn how to perform the Locked-Knees Technique™.

Sometimes it is difficult to determine the lie of the ball by the naked eye, so to speak.

Moreover, tee boxes as well as fairways are sometimes deceptive with respect to how the surface is sloped.

Although you may believe you have a level lie, you may actually be faced with a slice or hook lie.

For instance, unless you have some technique to determine the lie of your ball, you may assume you have a slice instead of a level or hook lie.

If you assume you have a slice lie when actually having a hook lie and therefore hit your golf shot to the left of your target line, you most likely will hit your ball even further to the left of your target.

You may on the other hand assume a hook lie when actually facing a slice lie.

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

The failure to know the lie of your ball, whether on a tee box or in a fairway, is a recipe for disaster.

One of the easiest method to determine whether you are faced with either a hook or slice lie and, therefore need to make some adjustment to allow for it, is to perform the Locked-Knees Technique™.

Here’s how to perform this golf  technique

1.While standing behind your ball and facing your target, place your right foot directly behind your ball and take a comfortable stance by moving your left foot to the left by about one to one-half feet or, the typical distance between your toe line and your target line at the completion of your set up proceedings.

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

3: Next, place your hands horizontally on the shaft of your clubs with your hands separated by about one foot.

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

If your club shaft points downward to your left it will indicate a hook lie (for right-handers.)

On the other hand, if your club shaft points downward to your right, it will indicate a slice lie (for right-handed golfers.)

Although a tee box or fairway may appear to be sloped in some specific direction, you will know whether you have a slice, hook or an even lie in relation to your body when performing this unique golf method, which is all that matters in terms of deciding how to address your ball.

To help perfect your golf swing, learn how to use the Locked-Knees Technique™ to determine whether you truly are faced with a hook, slice or an even lie.

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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.