Playing golf might seem hard as it is and when you have to face windy conditions, things get even harder. Fortunately, you can learn how to handle the windy conditions and you can master the golf game even when the weather is not on your side. Therefore, relax, and read our golf tips on handling a golf game in windy conditions.
Choke down on your club
If you will be playing into the wind, you should grip the club from below to make the swing shorter and to send the ball lower to the ground. This is known by professional golfers as choking on the club and it helps them get a better hold of the club and control it despite the wind.
See how the wind blows
What you need to do before starting a golf game is analyze the wind ad see where it blows from and in which direction it goes. This is done by throwing grass up to see where the wind takes it. Then, take a look at the trees around the holes to see how the wind blows there and how it will influence the ball’s trajectory. The intensity of the wind is also important and you will be able to sense that yourself.
Use the wind to your advantage
Once you have determined the direction of the wind, you will need to set up your game. If the wind comes from the sides, you can either send the ball into the wind and let it go into it or with it, or you can play your natural ball flight and ride or fight the ball. For times when the wind comes from the back and goes in the same direction as your ball, you need to use it and send your ball up. Use either a driver or a wood to lift the ball up in the air.
Swing smoothly in the wind
Most people are tempted to accelerate their swing when playing in windy conditions because they think that this will send the ball with more strength but, in fact, it can lead to many mistakes. If you swing too hard, the ball will spin and this is not a good thing with the wind. Instead, spread your legs wider on the ground, and swing easily so the ball will fly above the grass but will not spin.