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What should I change with my golf setup if the ball is above my feet, well the first thing to look at here, if the ball is above your feet, and so you’re playing more from this position, is as the, the club and the shaft flattens more, the club face and the effect of the loft on the club face will get the club face aiming more to the left. So you’ve got to allow for that, and the fact that you’re going hit the ball, more to the left. So the first thing you want to do when you’re playing the ball more from this position, is to actually aim your feet over to the right, and allow for the fact that you’re going to hit the ball more to the left, that’s just purely from the fact that as you lift the club up, away from the ground the affect of the loft is that the club face is aiming more to the left.

So aim to the right, the second thing you’re going to do to adjust this position, is as you lift the ball, sorry the ball is above your feet and you lift the club up away from the ground, into this position, is you want to strain your legs to get a taller position to play from. Finally when we’re in this position, we also want to grip down the club slightly because as the ball is moving up from the ground the distance between your shoulders and the ball is shortening, so we want to take that into account and we want to grip slightly further down on the club.

So aim to the right, to allow for the fact that the loft is now making the club aim left, hold further down the handle and just straighten the knees, you’re going to make a much flatter swing than usual, so play the ball from the middle of the feet to allow from this and you should also find that as you swing through, you’re not following through quite as much, but it’s more of a baseball swing when you’re playing the ball above your feet, but general changes are play the ball from the middle of your feet grip down the club slightly and just straighten the legs out, and that will make it a lot easier for you to hit a good golf shot off a position where the ball is higher than your feet.