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Sort your lob shot with Ian Poulter
Around the Academy:

I started playing golf when I was four years old when my dad gave me a cut-down three wood.

I had trials for Tottenham Hotspur as a kid.

But golf was already in my blood.

Watch my masterclass

Watch my masterclass on playing the lob shot by clicking on the icon above.

The four key things to remember are:

  • Work out how much green you have to work with
  • Set up aiming your feet and club left of the target
  • Open the club face
  • Accelerate through the ball


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STAR TIP::

Ian Poulter
Five-time Tour winner

I use my most lofted club - around 60 degrees - for this shot because I want to get maximum height and stop the ball as quickly as possible


Ian's facts
Born: 10 Jan 1976, Hitchin
Turned pro: In 1994, aged 19
Most embarrassing moment: Was out of the game for months in 1999 after tripping over his golf bag
Other interests: All ball sports, snooker, PlayStation
Favourite footy team: Arsenal



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