Making changes for Windy Conditions

This is a vital part of playing golf, especially in certain areas of the country. First, change your expectations! Getting the ball in play off tee, getting approach shots anywhere on the green, or playing holes in a different way than you are used to are vital adaptations for windy conditions. Second, slow that tempo down! swinging faster just elevates the ball and spin which can kill you in the wind. Third, use the wind – don’t fight it. Play the wind like you play break on putts. And lastly, utilize and take advantage of lower (and sometimes higher) lofted clubs in the bag. You don’t have to de-loft a nine iron when a smooth 6 iron might work better. Hit it solid and take some of the effect out of the wind!!