#ProTip | Golfing in the Wind
What do you do when that much anticipated day of golf comes and it’s windy! There isn’t much worse that can happen on your beloved day of golf, but there are a few things you can do to take advantage of the situation and improve your golf game. When it comes to golfing, wind can seriously put a huge damper on the day. Surprisingly though, the wind can help you to make a better shot at times! Keep reading below for a few tips to improve on that windy day!
Don’t swing for the fences:
Hitting the ball hard in the wind does not mean it will “cut through the wind.” The harder you hit the ball, the faster it goes, and the more backspin. If your going up against a strong headwind, backspin reeks of disaster! The golf ball is going to land short almost every time. The best approach would be to simply swing nice and easy.
Avoid Airborne Golf Shots:
Keep it low. A low shot means low score. The more time the ball spends in the air the more the wind can affect the direction the ball goes! In Scotland they will actually often just scoot the ball across the ground as they have learned this lesson well.
Choking Down Gives Control:
Gripping the club a little lower will allow you to gain more control of it making the swing less forceful. Less whip in the golf shaft will help keep the club in control upon impact.
Move The Ball To The Back Of Your Stance:
Before swinging, bring the ball back in your stance. Meaning- move it toward your back foot. This will help the ball remain low and in control.
Let The Wind Work For You:
The wind can assist you at times with your shot! Depending on the direction the wind is blowing, you may be able to use it to carry the ball closer to the hole. Say the wind is blowing from left to right, Shoot the ball a little more to the left, this will help you get a straighter shot with a little more speed.
Now you can make the best of an unfortunate golf situation and beat your buddies in the wind!