Larry Rinker, veteran PGA Tour player, has competed in all four major championships — including the Open Championship.
We thought it would be great to bring Larry in for this week’s lesson on how to hit that low shot in windy conditions.
The wind may or may not be an extreme factor this week at the 150th Open Championship but so very often in links golf, it pays to know how to keep the ball low in order to play on the ground — as dictated by the conditions.
So Larry’s giving us an effective lesson on how to do this.
Pay close attention. First thing that changes is the setup. You’re going to choke up on the club and that will get you a little closer to the golf ball.
You’ll play the ball a bit farther back than your normal setup, toward the middle of your stance.
You’ll also take a slightly open stance and open the club-face a bit — Larry will explain why.
Finally, to keep it low, use a three-quarter-speed swing and slow your swing speed.
For a demonstration and thorough look at this, click on the link in this article.
About Larry: Larry Rinker is a veteran member of the PGA Tour. Today he holds the position of Director of Instruction at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club Orlando at Grande Lakes. He is a sought-after short game instructor as well.
To learn more about Larry, or to book a lesson with him when you’re visiting Orlando, go to his website: www.larryrinker.com