Golf Tips for Playing in Windy Conditions
Playing in windy conditions can be very frustrating for golfers, as the wind can come into factor at any time during a round. Either playing along the coastline or playing in the desert, wind will become a challenge at some point in your golf game.
Playing golf in Myrtle Beach can be a challenge at times because of the weather. During the summer, an afternoon storm can’t be ruled out and with a storm, comes wind. Wind is usually more prevalent along bodies of water and any golfer who has played Glen Dornoch Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, SC has endured windy conditions. Glen Dornoch is nestled between marsh and the Intracoastal Waterway, so knowing how to play with the wind and not against it will maximize your golf game.
Here are five golf tips for playing in the wind:
- When it’s breezy, swing easy – take a relaxed approach to hitting the ball in the wind. Too much force may cause the ball to spin, and combined with the wind, wouldn’t be a good thing.
- Take a wider stance – create a solid base with your stance. Putting or driving the ball, a wider stance will help with your balance and get a good shot.
- Keep the ball low and let run – the higher you hit the ball into the air the more the wind will carry it. Think about abbreviating your swing to keep the ball low and long.
- Add one extra club for every 10 mph headwind; so if you would use a 6-iron, use a 5 instead.
- Grip down – Take a slightly lower grip on the club to ensure control.
Unless you live in Scotland, or practice in the wind keep these tips handy for your next breezy adventure on the course. As always, for more golf tips contact The Glens Golf Group’s PGA teaching professional Mike Passmore.
Posted on August 10, 2012