These tips will help you hit a hybrid from a divot with more success, especially if you often struggle to make good contact from poor lies and you need more flexibility in your game.

Nobody likes to see their ball sitting in a divot or a poor lie on the fairway. However, with some simple adjustments, it shouldn’t present a problem.

Firstly, this is where your hybrid comes into its own – the extra forgiveness and power from a slightly bigger head will make things easier.

As you address the ball, make sure it sits in the middle of your stance, then place a fraction more weight on your left side.

If you move your sternum a little towards the left at address your weight should automatically fall into the right position.

This will help you find a steeper angle of attack, ensuring you hit the ball before the ground without having to make any further adjustments to your swing. The ball will fly lower than usual, but you’ll have plenty of power to get up towards the green.

Top tips

  • The extra forgiveness and power from the bigger head of a hybrid will make it easier to get the ball up and out of the divot.
  • Ball position should be in the middle of your stance, a fraction more weight on your left hand side.
  • To achieve this, shift your sternum a little towards the left at address. Your weight should naturally fall into the correct position.
  • These small changes to setup will help achieve a slightly steeper angle of attack, thus making sure you hit the ball before the ground.
  • This will mean you don’t have to make any further adjustments to your swing mechanics.
  • The ball will come out lower than usual, but through the use of a hybrid, you’ll have plenty of power to reach the green.