Golf: Fighting the Straight Ball

Low handicappers take heart! Don't yawn with ennui as drive after drive soars 275 yds. down the middle of the fairway. Don't sigh as your approaches bite dead in the center of the green, and your putts plunk gently into the cup. Live a little. "Amaze your friends. Open a whole new golfing world," advises Paul Hahn in a new book, Trouble Shots (McKay; $4.95).

How? First get into trouble. Hook the ball up against a tractor shed on the lefthand side of the fairway. Then try the Upside Down Shot, by reversing...

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