What Should I Adjust When I Play Golf In The Wind? (Video)
What Should I Adjust When I Play Golf In The Wind? (Video)

What should I adjust when I play golf in the wind? We can’t avoid playing golf in the wind because playing outdoors obviously we have the natural conditions and the climate to deal with as well and if it’s windy you’ve got to go out and play in it. So being able to adjust and adapt to those conditions will really give you an advantage over everybody else in the field and you’ll still be able to shoot a really low score even in tough conditions. The main thing you’ve got to adjust when you’re playing in the wind is the trajectory or the height that you’re hitting your shots. If you hit the ball high up into the wind, the wind is obviously going to be able to really influence it and if you’re playing straight into the wind basically the ball just won’t fly very far at all. It’s almost like hitting a brick wall as the ball sails into the wind and the wind is blowing against it the ball will get pushed straight up into the air really balloon very high but it won’t travel forward at all.

So we’ve got to learn how to hit low shots. So here we go with the setup for being able to hit low golf shots. First of all set your feet nice and wide because in windy conditions you’re going to get blown about so widen the feet so that you’re – really are shoulder width apart, give you a really firm stable base to play from. The ball is going to get played from slightly further back in the stance than usual. The reason for this it will allow you to hit down on the ball and the club face will be slightly de-lofted as you do this giving you a slightly lower trajectory than usual. Also place your hands forward of the ball. So really get the shaft leaning forward, get the handle of the club if you’re a right handed golfer leaning towards the left side of your body. Create a straight line from the left shoulder down the left arm and extend it straight down the shaft of the club and you’ll find that from this position again the club face just slightly de-lofts, it straightens up for you so you’re going to hit a lower trajectory shot. Slightly more weight on the left side and then as you make your back swing just maintain that straight line between the left arm and the golf club, you’ll find a much shorter backswing position just over waist high we just don’t want to hinge the wrist. Hinging the wrist will create height into the golf shot. So keep the straight line, we’re going to swing back, we’re going to hit with the shaft leaning forwards and as you rotate through the shot maintain that straight line so you have a very laid off finish position with the club head lower than your hands. That will give you a really low flighted golf shot that now flies under the wind and so it helps you control your accuracy. Don’t approach the wind by playing into it and just trying to swing harder. The harder you swing the more spin you’ll create on the ball and it’s the spin on the ball that makes the ball fly high. So adjust your setup position, learn to hit that low trajectory shot and you’ll be able to play in windy conditions with no problems.
2014-05-19

What should I adjust when I play golf in the wind? We can’t avoid playing golf in the wind because playing outdoors obviously we have the natural conditions and the climate to deal with as well and if it’s windy you’ve got to go out and play in it. So being able to adjust and adapt to those conditions will really give you an advantage over everybody else in the field and you’ll still be able to shoot a really low score even in tough conditions. The main thing you’ve got to adjust when you’re playing in the wind is the trajectory or the height that you’re hitting your shots. If you hit the ball high up into the wind, the wind is obviously going to be able to really influence it and if you’re playing straight into the wind basically the ball just won’t fly very far at all. It’s almost like hitting a brick wall as the ball sails into the wind and the wind is blowing against it the ball will get pushed straight up into the air really balloon very high but it won’t travel forward at all.

So we’ve got to learn how to hit low shots. So here we go with the setup for being able to hit low golf shots. First of all set your feet nice and wide because in windy conditions you’re going to get blown about so widen the feet so that you’re – really are shoulder width apart, give you a really firm stable base to play from. The ball is going to get played from slightly further back in the stance than usual. The reason for this it will allow you to hit down on the ball and the club face will be slightly de-lofted as you do this giving you a slightly lower trajectory than usual. Also place your hands forward of the ball. So really get the shaft leaning forward, get the handle of the club if you’re a right handed golfer leaning towards the left side of your body. Create a straight line from the left shoulder down the left arm and extend it straight down the shaft of the club and you’ll find that from this position again the club face just slightly de-lofts, it straightens up for you so you’re going to hit a lower trajectory shot. Slightly more weight on the left side and then as you make your back swing just maintain that straight line between the left arm and the golf club, you’ll find a much shorter backswing position just over waist high we just don’t want to hinge the wrist. Hinging the wrist will create height into the golf shot. So keep the straight line, we’re going to swing back, we’re going to hit with the shaft leaning forwards and as you rotate through the shot maintain that straight line so you have a very laid off finish position with the club head lower than your hands. That will give you a really low flighted golf shot that now flies under the wind and so it helps you control your accuracy. Don’t approach the wind by playing into it and just trying to swing harder. The harder you swing the more spin you’ll create on the ball and it’s the spin on the ball that makes the ball fly high. So adjust your setup position, learn to hit that low trajectory shot and you’ll be able to play in windy conditions with no problems.