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Just had to play a round last weekend hitting into 20mph winds. Not fun. I was close to ballooning the ball in several holes and ending up in ladies.

 

So my question is:

 

How do keep the ball low with the driver? Tee it lower? Further back in the stance? Close the face? Shorter finish? All of the above?

 

I tried teeing the ball further back in my stance... huge slice.

 

I tried closing the face... duck hook.

 

Any of you spies have some tips to do it the right way?


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Best advice is the simplest:

 

When it's breezy, swing easy.

 

I could get into the technical side of why this is super good advice, but it's dull and it doesn't rhyme.


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Best advice is the simplest:

 

When it's breezy, swing easy.

 

I could get into the technical side of why this is super good advice, but it's dull and it doesn't rhyme.

 

+1 to this. My home course is notoriously windy and that's always my last thought when hitting into the wind.

 

Personally I just tee it a little bit lower and swing easy.


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Well, I play in the wind most days. On the rare day that there is no wind and I do not have to calculate the club change, it takes several holes to get comfortable. I stand at the bag and think, "Ok, it is 158 yard, and the wind is ????, that can't be right." A few months ago I wrote a thread about this http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/5569-golfing-in-the-wind/

 

 

Hope you find some useful info there.


 

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I replaced my 5W with a 17* 2H because my 5W 7 4H had the same distance....The 2H is a club that I can play for 150 punches up to 200 yd low flights into the wind. It has a low trjectory which what you want when hitting directly into the wind.


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wd, on 3 of the Par 5's, the difference between men and ladies' tees is about 220 yards.

 

We had 44mph winds today, so it was pretty tough!

 

Swing easy... got it!

So nothing else needs to be adjusted? Ball position? Finish? Tee height?


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wd, on 3 of the Par 5's, the difference between men and ladies' tees is about 220 yards.

 

We had 44mph winds today, so it was pretty tough!

 

Swing easy... got it!

So nothing else needs to be adjusted? Ball position? Finish? Tee height?

 

 

44 mph wind? That is different, swing really really hard, with the putter. Above 30 is unplayable for the pros. Above 40 is unplayable for me. Of course, I do not normally play for the same money as them.:rolleyes:


 

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Whenever i want to hit a lower driver shot into the wind, i tee it up higher than usual. I cant really explain why it works but for some reason i hit a better, more accurate low ball when i tee it up higher.

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wd, on 3 of the Par 5's, the difference between men and ladies' tees is about 220 yards.

 

I was twisting your comment to mean something else, hence the italicized portion. Anyway, don't mind me.

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I usually just shelve the driver when it get's that windy. Straight into hybrids where I can adjust the flight more easily/they don't launch as high to begin with. Windy days are the days I love have a 16 degree hybrid a whole bunch!


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I was twisting your comment to mean something else, hence the italicized portion. Anyway, don't mind me.

 

LOL wd, I just read that again :lol:

 

RR, it was insane man. On the way home, I could feel the wind swaying my car from side to side.


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I vote swing it slower and tee it lower.


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I vote swing it slower and tee it lower.

This, plus move it back just a little, get your shoulders more parallel to the ground, and have your weight about 60/40. I also strengthen my grip a little and the result is a low drawing bullet that will run out a mile.

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Good tips! Thanks guys. Will try it out if the rain decides to stop... someday...


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Tee it lower, play it a bit farther back in your stance and swing easy. All those things keep the ball lower and out of the wind.


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Jbones nailed it on the head.. The biggest thing I do to keep my flight down is to keep more of my weight forward


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We had 44mph winds today, so it was pretty tough!

 

 

Is that a typo? You would struggle to walk in that wind, let alone hit a golf ball.

 

Call me a wuss, but once you start breaking 20mph wind speeds golfing just isn't nearly as enjoyable to me.


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Is that a typo? You would struggle to walk in that wind, let alone hit a golf ball.

 

Call me a wuss, but once you start breaking 20mph wind speeds golfing just isn't nearly as enjoyable to me.

 

Nope, the wind was that blowing that hard.

Forget walking, even driving was a total challenge.

 

Usually, when the day starts out like that or with rain, I don't even bother going to the course.

But it started out sunny and calm and all of a sudden it felt like a typhoon was coming.


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