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So if you’ve taken the advice in the previous few videos about developing a set up position, a posture position like Adam Scott, really balanced stable position, you’ll definitely notice the benefits of doing that throughout your entire golf game, certainly when you’re teeing off or when you’re playing shots from the fairway, but probably most importantly, actually when you’re on unstable and uneven ground conditions you’ll notice the benefits of a better addressed position even more so in the hope that when you address the ball in good, balanced posture you’re able to make more consistent swings and when the ground conditions become uneven you’re consistency remains with you.

So we have generally sort of four different versions of uneven ground conditions. We might have a case where the ball is below our feet, so we’re standing up above the ball. We might have the occasion where the ball is above our feet where we’re below the ball. We then might have the upslope and then we might have a downslope.

Now, I’ve done a few videos previously on the intricacies of how you stand to all of those positions. So if you want a really detailed explanation go ahead and look for those videos on this site and you’ll see those really detailed explanations of how to stand through all those positions, but the basic premise of what I would encourage you to do is this. When you’ve got your good balanced posture position, but you’re playing on the upslope position, just try and tilt your shoulders so you’re leaning with the slope a little bit more, sometimes that feels counterintuitive.

On an upslope a lot of golfers kind of lean into the hill to try and remain balanced and they hit down and they just jab the club into the back of the ball. I would rather you get your shoulders perpendicular with the slope and exactly the same happens on the downslope, so if you’re on a downslope let the shoulders follow the line of the hill, let your spine angle stand perpendicular to the hill and hopefully that would encourage you to swing more in line with the hill and maintaining the balance from that good Adam Scott type posture position.

The other types of slopes you might factor in is the ball above and the ball below. Now, ball above position, I would encourage you to grip down on the golf club a little bit simply because the ball is nearer to you than you expect it to be, so gripping down on the club, effectively shortens the club, keeps super balance in your knees and then hopefully you can go ahead and clip the ball away from that ball above position.

Now, if the ball is below your feet a little bit we need to do the opposite thing. We need to try and grip it full length. So gripping the club towards the top, that would be a good thing, the club will start to reach the ball a little bit more, but the other consideration might be that the downslope is intending to pull you off balance and make you lean forwards too much, so actually if you could squat down a little bit, that lowers you, which is a good things because the ball is lower, but it also positions your bodyweight lower and deeper into your heels.

So ball lower down, grip the club at full length, squat lower down, have the bodyweight right on the heels, almost so you can tap the toes in the sky here and that should encourage you to be in a position where you can maintain your balance and stay lower down as you strike the ball. So hopefully this better Adam Scott posture position would help you throughout the entire round of golf, but particularly when you’re on uneven lies.