Tips For Trouble Golf Shots

From Awkward Lies To Difficult Weather

In this section of the site, you’ll find video lessons and tips for a range of trouble shots in golf. And what do we mean by ‘trouble shots’? Here are some examples…

  • Playing from sloping lies
  • Hitting out of thick rough or a heavy lie
  • Hitting from a bare lie (ground is very dry and hard)
  • Playing in difficult weather conditions
  • Playing from a plugged or sloping lie in a bunker

Although it’s good to build up a repertoire of different shot techniques, you’ll have more success if you build them on top of solid fundamentals.

Many of the trouble shot tips below are tweaks on the standard golf set up and swing, so it might be worth re-visiting some of those lessons first.

Trouble Shot Golf Tips

How To Play Golf In The Wind

This video lesson shows you how to play into head winds and cross winds…

How To Play Golf In The Rain

Don’t let the rain ruin your round. Here’s how you can stay comfortable and play solid golf in wet weather…

Keeping Warm In Winter, Without Restricting Your Swing

Here are some helpful tips for clothing and accessories that will keep you warm on the golf course this winter…

Difficult Lies – Tight / Bare Ground

Golf shots from very bare or dried out ground can be tough. Here’s how you play them…

Difficult Lies – Rough / Heavy Ground

If your ball ends up in heavy grass, here’s what you should do…

Difficult Lies – Ball Below Feet

The first lesson in the ‘sloping lies’ trouble shot series. This video will help you play a ball that is below your feet…

Difficult Lies – Ball Above Feet

This usually doesn’t cause as much trouble as a ball-below-feet lie, but you still need to adjust your set up to make good contact. Here’s how…

Difficult Lies – Downhill Slope

Downhill lies cause a lot of thinned or topped golf shots in amateur golfers. But that needn’t be the case for you…

Difficult Lies – Uphill Slope

Perhaps the least tricky of the sloping lies but still a potential for problems. Here’s how to play the ball from an uphill slope…

Flop Shot Over A Bunker

Impress you friends and get out of a tricky spot with the Phil Mickelson flop shot…

Plugged Lie Bunker Shots

A tough shot but one that needn’t wreck your card. Here’s how to play from buried lie in the sand trap…

Wet / Compact Sand Bunker Shots

We have to play these shots all too often in the UK! When the sand is wet and compact it’s so easy to thin the ball into No Man’s Land. Here are few tips to stop that happening to you…

Putting With A Hybrid Iron

This is a really useful shot to have in your locker. It’s not difficult to execute and if you lack confidence hitting deft wedges from the fringe of the green, give this one a try…