How to hit a driver into the wind
It seems like every time I get out on the course, it’s windy, really windy. So what is the best way to handle windy conditions?
1. DON’T TEE IT UP SO HIGH!
In normal conditions, I recommend teeing half of the ball above the crown of the club head. But, when it’s windy, it’s a different story. Teeing it lower will keep your initial launch angle lower and promote an overall lower ball flight. Ideally, you should tee it so the top of the ball is even with the top of the club face.
2. STAY ON TOP OF IT
The best way to control your ball flight is to change your angle of attack. The goal is to keep it low and the easiest way to hit your drive low is to keep your right shoulder and hip higher during the down swing. This will change your angle of attack from an upswing to more level. This requires some practice and I recommend trying it at the range.
3. TAKE A ¾ SWING
I know it’s windy and you want to hit it hard to counteract the effect of the wind. But swinging out of your shoes is going to cause more spin on the ball and a higher trajectory. Take a ¾ swing or 75 percent power. This will help keep spin down and offer a lower ball flight.
Golf on a really windy day is hard, but with these easy swing tips it can make it a little more manageable.
So try these tips and see what happens the next time you want to hit driver into the wind.
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