What Adjustments Should I Make When Putting In The Wind Golf (Video)
What Adjustments Should I Make When Putting In The Wind Golf (Video)

Generally golfers are fairly familiar that when they’re playing in the wind they do need to make some adjustments for that longer shot so drives and irons if the wind is coming from the side or into the face. They need to change what they’re doing for those shots. But also there should be some consideration given to how the wind can affect what you’re doing when you’re putting. So particularly if you’re on a very exposed or elevated part of the golf course and the wind is very strong, and particularly if you’re playing on very fast greens, you may need to make some adjustments to help control what you’re doing and control what the golf ball is doing. The changes that we make to control is the best thing that could do, is take just a slightly wider stance just slightly wide in the stance, lets you hanker down a little bit lower gives you a bit more stability stops you blowing around too much. The actual stroke you make it should be exactly the same. You’re not really going to change anything about the stroke that you’re making. The other considerations could be how the ball will roll along the surface in the wind. And so if I’m playing into the wind, I’m going to need to hit the ball a bit, sorry if I’m playing into the wind, hit the ball a bit harder and if I’m playing down with the wind I can hit the putt a little bit softer.

Likewise if the wind is coming from the side or the side I might actually change my alignment, I might see that if the winds coming this way and the break goes this way I aim wider, likewise this way if the break is coming in and the winds’ coming in I would aim wider here. Sometimes the wind will cancel out the break. So my break on this putt is from right to left, but if the wind was left to right I might feel that actually I can hit this putt straight and the wind and the break will cancel each other out. It all depends on the severity of the break and the strength of the wind of course. But that will come with experience and practice. So next time it’s really windy take and opportunity just to spend half an hour on the putting green, practice putting with the wind and down the wind and into the wind and then across the wind on both sides. Slightly widen the stance but make exactly the same putting stroke and action. Just change the way you read the green and change the way you line up for your putts depending on the wind. Next time you’re on the golf course playing in the wind, hopefully that will help improve your skills.
2014-10-13

Generally golfers are fairly familiar that when they’re playing in the wind they do need to make some adjustments for that longer shot so drives and irons if the wind is coming from the side or into the face. They need to change what they’re doing for those shots. But also there should be some consideration given to how the wind can affect what you’re doing when you’re putting. So particularly if you’re on a very exposed or elevated part of the golf course and the wind is very strong, and particularly if you’re playing on very fast greens, you may need to make some adjustments to help control what you’re doing and control what the golf ball is doing. The changes that we make to control is the best thing that could do, is take just a slightly wider stance just slightly wide in the stance, lets you hanker down a little bit lower gives you a bit more stability stops you blowing around too much. The actual stroke you make it should be exactly the same. You’re not really going to change anything about the stroke that you’re making. The other considerations could be how the ball will roll along the surface in the wind. And so if I’m playing into the wind, I’m going to need to hit the ball a bit, sorry if I’m playing into the wind, hit the ball a bit harder and if I’m playing down with the wind I can hit the putt a little bit softer.

Likewise if the wind is coming from the side or the side I might actually change my alignment, I might see that if the winds coming this way and the break goes this way I aim wider, likewise this way if the break is coming in and the winds’ coming in I would aim wider here. Sometimes the wind will cancel out the break. So my break on this putt is from right to left, but if the wind was left to right I might feel that actually I can hit this putt straight and the wind and the break will cancel each other out. It all depends on the severity of the break and the strength of the wind of course. But that will come with experience and practice. So next time it’s really windy take and opportunity just to spend half an hour on the putting green, practice putting with the wind and down the wind and into the wind and then across the wind on both sides. Slightly widen the stance but make exactly the same putting stroke and action. Just change the way you read the green and change the way you line up for your putts depending on the wind. Next time you’re on the golf course playing in the wind, hopefully that will help improve your skills.