Punta Mita Golf: Downhill Lie

In Play, Punta Mita by Suzanne Koch

Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre golf and beach resort located 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses with 14 holes directly on the water, a golf academy, four private beach clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as multiple private villas and homesites available. Read on for Tom’s tips for new players.

As a new golfer we often run into problems that we have yet to solve but have no fear there are solutions for all your golfing issues! In this series we’ll discuss a few of the most common issues that plague new players: avoiding trouble, how to make short putts, handling hills, and bunker play.  So tune in to each issue so you can become a more complete golfer faster than ever before!

Downhill Lie

As we all know the golf course, unlike the range, is a very uneven place to play golf and this causes issues with even the best golfers in the world.  The key to hitting great shots off hilly lies is to know the causes and effects of the lie and from there make the necessary adjustments to better control your outcome.  This video will help you to solve downhill lies.

To see this in action, check out the video below.

For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, e-mail tom.stickney@puntamita.com.

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