When it’s breezy, swing easy

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
See you on the practice tee!

Thinus Keller
PGA Head Golf Professional