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There is one simple rule for awkward sidehill lies
Playing from a sidehill lie often confuses golfers who are never quite sure in which direction the ball will travel after they have played it - they know it probably won't be straight but that's about it.

There's a simple way to remember, and that is, the ball will tend to follow the line of the slope it's on - so if the slope leans away from you (downhill) the ball will tend to fade, and if the slope leans towards you (uphill) it will tend to draw or hook. And although our picture shows the bottom half of Phil Mickelson with the ball below his feet, the principle applies equally to left and right-handed golfers.

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