|“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”|
-Eastern Philosophy Proverb
…and golfers hit low punch shots.
Change is hard. Whether we accept it or not, the world around us has changed. Resisting these changes only adds to our own suffering.
However, changing the height of our golf shot shouldn’t be a struggle. Here are a few tips to keep the ball’s trajectory lower during windy conditions on the links: Choose a less lofted club.Play the ball towards the back in the stance.If applicable for the lie, put more weight on the front/left leg.Grip down on the club.Depending on yardage, an abbreviated backswing may be necessary.
And more importantly, remember the Santa Cruz “proverb”:
when it’s breezy,
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf schools, and performance coaching for competitive players in Santa Cruz, CA and Reno, NV.