Golf Tips playing the Wind

Golf Tips playing the Wind
3rd hole at Tralee Golf Club

Playing Golf in the Wind.

Nevertheless, we all know that how hard the wind blows can be the biggest obstacles to posting a good score on any golf course. Mainly, the wind can be the most significant factor in playing good golf on the links golf courses! Playing shots into the wind or downwind can be anything between 1 club to 5 clubs yardage depending on how much you spin the ball and how high you hit the ball.

You could play shots for the centre of your stance and gripping clubs down to the same length as your sand wedge it one way for playing shots into the wind. Try this and see how you can play this type of shot. For downwind tee shots; tee the ball high, load your weight on your back foot and hit the ball high into the air as you can! Try this to see how far you can hit the ball?

Additionally, if you widen your stance, balance your weight from right to left. Also, feel a shorter backswing with a shorter follow through and avoid trying to hit the ball too hard!

Putting… Conversely, depending on how long your putter is; centre the ball position and grip down a little and quicken and shorten your stroke. Counting 1, 2, 3, 4 then hit

The biggest tip! If possible AVOID hitting bunker shots into the wind! However, golf tips playing the wind are essential if you are not familiar with playing golf in the wind.

However, please enjoy playing golf in Ireland, Scotland or where-ever that maybe this Autumn.

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