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How To Play In Windy Conditions

As we saw in this year's 2023 Masters, there were lots of moments where wind played a factor. When dealing with wind that is blowing directly into you, there is often a common phrase 'when breezy swing easy'. This mentality is very good when dealing with strong winds against you as the easier you swing, the less spin you put on the ball.

One of the worst things is when you try and swing too hard to create distance as what this invariably does is create too much spin through the ball which makes the ball go too high and thus getting punished by the wind.

The best thing you can do is take a longer club and swing gently through the ball. The wind will still affect the shot but swinging a longer club will allow you to swing softly and more in balance, therefore controlling the ball's trajectory more effectively.

When the wind is behind you, it is not as difficult as you don't have the pressure of having to exert too much force in the shot, but you you should try and swing softly as you still need to keep in balance. Obviously if it's a tee shot though, you can hit hit harder to try and create maximum distance as you're not worried about having to be too precise with distance control.

When facing crosswinds, I would aim left or right depending on the direction of the wind. If for example though, you are a 'hooker' of the ball and you have a strong right to left wind, you may have to try and do some rehearsals in your swing that involve trying to 'slice' the ball. This means trying to swing more on an 'outside - In' swing path. If this feels too difficult though then just aim further right.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

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