When it’s breezy, swing easy

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Playing golf here at St Francis Links you will have to deal with a fair amount of wind.

Players generally do not struggle playing downwind or with crosswinds, they struggle playing into a strong wind.
The first important element to realize and remember is that the height you hit your shot is the most important thing, not the club you use. For instance: My ball is 135 meters from the hole, normally a 9 Iron.
The wind is directly into me at around 35km/h. Generally I would guess around a 3 or club wind. 6 Iron. The problem is that I would have to hit a 6 Iron hard to get it all the way to the hole. When I hit it hard the ball goes higher because it has more spin.

I encourage all of you to go to the range when it is windy and practice controlling your trajectory.
Instead of hitting the 6 Iron hard I opt to hit a smooth 4 Iron. How to:

1. Grip down on the club, almost halfway.
2. Move your ball position towards the right foot.
3. Lean slightly forward(left side) so that there is 70% of your weight
4. Swing smooth and easy

To begin your journey to better golf, contact me 0827643044 or pro@stfrancislinks.com
See you on the practice tee!

Thinus Keller
PGA Head Golf Professional

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